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Eine Kleine Brätmusik

Eine Kleine Brätmusik

Genre: Polka, Pop, Classical

Performers: 7

Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Accordion, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Set

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced


You think you know Polka. You don't. Not until you've heard The Bräts. This 'Hosen-Clad, Oktoberfest-Headlining ensemble is known throughout New Orleans for their unique ability to both faithfully represent traditional polka (their motto after all is: "Always Maintain Polka Intergrity"), while simultaneously updating the genre for a modern audience by "polka-fying" contemporary classics like Michael Jackson's "Beat It," Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," System of a Down's "Chop Suey," and my personal favorite, "Livin' La Vida Polka."

One style of music sorely missing from The Bräts' hybrid repertoire was Classical Music, so during the Summer months of COVID, I decided to write a Medley. But instead of simply stringing together "polka-fied" versions of well-known classics, I felt The Bräts were worthy of something far more fun and interesting. Therefore, Eine Kleine Brätmusik is a kind of Hybrid Medley--combining, fragmenting, and overlaying many popular themes, melodies and motives on top of and around each other, providing listeners with a solid collection of all their favorite Classical hits, presented in entirely new and interesting ways. Prost!

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Eine Kleine BrätmusikA. Baumol
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Eine Kleine Brätmusik

Arranged For The Bräts


Adam Baumol, Professional Drummer, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Transcriber and Audio Engineer

Professor Adam M. Baumol (B.M. Percussion, M.M. Music Theory/Composition) is a full-time musician, performer, educator, composer, arranger, transcriber and audio engineer, currently residing in New Orleans, LA.

With over 30 years of diverse, musical experience (including 15+ years as an educator), Professor Baumol brings passion, energy, creativity and focus to every project. He has performed, recorded and toured with countless bands, appeared on dozens of records (original projects and session work), and maintains a regular teaching schedule of private students.

More recently, Professor Baumol created a music education program for young musicians called Band Together NOLAwhich gives students the opportunity to learn how to work, practice, rehearse and perform as a group. Learn more HERE.

Professor Baumol is thrilled to begin offering music services online and remotely, allowing for greater flexibility and connection with friends, colleagues and students across the country and around the world.


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