Jigs in the Mist by Stephen Chin
For String Orchestra Grade 3.5
Immediately from the opening you can sense the mist, moist earth and expanse of time. One can imagine people from a bygone era dancing with great energy and joy. The work brims full of melodies and counter-melodies that dart from one section of the orchestra to another. The middle section features a string quartet solo that is interrupted by tutti utterances. Players and audiences will love the variety of textures, wide range of dynamics and haunting tunes that shape this work.