Piet Swerts, composer
Shirim is a rhapsody for symphonic band based on Jewish folk songs
composed by Belgium composer Piet Swerts.
The title is Hebrew for "songs."
Concord Band clarinetist Steven Barbas will be leaving the band at the end of
2006 to pursue a master’s degree in wind ensemble conducting at Northwestern
Steven has been invited to conduct a performance of this exciting rhapsody,
which provides a clear example of typical Jewish folk songs and is reminiscent
of Klezmer music.