My Resting Place – for Concert Band


My Resting Place for Concert Band by Michael Drapkin

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By Michael Drapkin

Performance Time: 4’30”
View performance video at: YouTube – My Resting Place

Premiered and performed by the Mile High Freedom Band in Denver, with Michael Drapkin performing the clarinet solos.

My Resting Place is a great piece for an intermediate band with an emerging solo clarinetist with whom you would like to feature.

Drapkin uses the Yiddish folk song My Resting Place, written by a European émigré who came to the “Golden Land” only to settle into the sweatshops of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Drapkin says, “This haunting melody, introduced by the solo clarinet, transforms until finally reaching a climax, only to be quietly restated at the conclusion by the solo clarinet al niente.”

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Weight 1.05 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 12 × .5 in
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