Rhythm Dances

Unleash your orchestra with this wild dance that includes moments of lightheartedness, unabashed lyricism, and intense rhythmic outbursts. A riveting performance will take an audience on an emotional roller coaster.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Brian Balmages

Difficulty: Grade 4

Duration: 3:30

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No

Bowings: Yes

 

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Mantras

This fascinating original by Richard Meyer incorporates easy mixed meter, modal scales and driving syncopations to create a level of excitement not often found in works at this grade level. The energetic Allegro sections surround a Largo section of intense beauty. An ideal concert and contest selection.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Richard Meyer

Difficulty: Grade 4

Duration: 4:45

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No

Bowings: Yes

 

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Incantations

“Energetic” and “hard-driving” best describe this tour de force for high school orchestra. Two solo violins and a solo viola introduce this piece with a haunting, lyrical theme. The theme is subsequently taken up by the entire orchestra and expanded, gradually morphing into a fast and frenetic second theme that is aggressive and virtuosic in nature. This second theme is developed in an equally vigorous pizzicato section. The two themes are then heard at the same time, each vying for attention. The pace slackens momentarily before a wildly frantic coda closes the piece. Full of color and intriguing tonalities, this highly original work gives every section of the mature string orchestra a chance to shine.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Richard Meyer

Difficulty: Grade 4

Duration: 4:45

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No

Bowings: Yes

 

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