Kheak Rumwong – A circle dance for Clarinet Quintet was inspired by Klezmer music. Klezmer is an instrumental musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. The essential elements of the tradition include dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations played for listening; these would have been played at weddings and other social functions.
Mekara was Charmed by its tone colors, harmony and its rhythmic driving. In this piece, he was imagining a circle dance of the people enjoying each other in a gathering at one joyful evening. The work was for the Clarinet Quintet with 4 Bb Clarinets and a Bass Clarinet.
Kheak – in Thai means a guest or a foreigner from
Rumwong – in Thai means a circle dance.
The piece if approximately 5.10 minutes
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