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.
Regal in style, this piece makes effective use of staccato 1/4 notes in a baroque texture. The music will appeal to young and old alike and provides for a variety of standards in the primary school ensemble. A good choice for the opening of a concert when playing in a formal situation
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.
The folio contains: Parts for string ensemble Conductor's score Piano accompaniment
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: