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The Bridal Kiss

Recorder quartet T-T-B-GB

Duur: 4 min.

Scenes from a Jewish wedding ritual, with Klezmer influences.
Published by Tre Fontane.

The Bridal Kiss A Jewish wedding, two families… When the bashful couple kisses, the groom breaks a glass under his heel: the moment of greatest happiness should also remind us of our deepest miseries. Then the feasting continues — mazel tov!
Why is that uncle standing so gloomily aside, not moving? Gaily we slap him on the shoulder.
Look, now he too joins in the dancing.

A re-arrangement and elaboration of The Kiss for string quartet.

The edition is beautifully decorated by Maysey Faynberg’s oil painting ‘J├╝dische Hochzeit’.