The Dancing Peppers is a charming and light-hearted piece featuring repeated figures reminiscent of a familiar Mexican theme. The work is fun to play, yet teachers will find it packed with wonderful elementary string teaching points that help encourage both left- and right-hand technical development and refinement.
Written in a jazz / swing stile with the sounds of Randy Newman, Nat King Cole and George Gershwin. This is a flexible arrangement which includes a challenging violin extension. Groovy bass part, optional two-part vocals are included.
La Llorona is scored for high school string orchestra with optional percussion. It is a programmatic work of approximately 6 minutes duration and is based on a Spanish/Mexican legend. The following text outlines the story and its connection with the sections of the piece: