WINTER LIGHTS 

(easy)

Winter Lights is inspired by music of the Italian Baroque period.  The colorful and reflective piece merges traditional harmonies with contemporary major seventh chords to create a whimsical and wistful mood. Written using simple rhythms and articulations, the music allows players to stay in first position while developing expressive tone through dynamic contrasts. A charming addition to any winter concert program. -- Carl Fischer Music

CROWN OF ARAGON

(easy)

Crown of Aragon is a haunting, but stately pavanne in the Renaissance style. Young students will experience ABA style in the keys of D minor and F Major. Care has been taken to avoid all low first fingers, but low second fingers will be used throughout. The middle section features lower string melodies on the C string for viola and cello, and into third position briefly for bass. The alternating between arco and pizzicato not only helps with dynamic contrast, but creates a unique texture when accompanied with the optional triangle and hand drum. -- Carl Fischer Music

BRONX SUITE
(intermediate)

Written during my time living in the South Bronx near Yankee Stadium, this five-movement piece is inspired by the borough and the complexity of life in New York City. Approx. 13 min.

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NOSTALGIA

(easy - intermediate)

Inspired by tango and other Latin dance forms, this piece incorporates traditional Latin percussion instruments found in many classrooms as well as opportunities for improvisation. 3:50

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WINTER MUSIC 

(easy - intermediate)

Composed for early-intermediate players, this piece explores the colors available to them.  It also features optional percussion and piano parts for an even more festive color. Approx. 3 min.

Winter Music - (MIDI)
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SERENADE FOR STRINGS 

(intermediate)

This four movement piece introduces younger players to sonata-allegro and other Classical forms.  The piece incorporates various non-classical elements like ragtime and doo-wop. Approx. 20 min.

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GLOOMY WINTER'S NOO AWA'

(arr., intermediate)

If this sounds familiar, it's because this old Scottish tune was used extensively by Michael Nyman in his score for Jane Campion's film, "The Piano."  Here, it can be heard closer to its original version. Approx. 3 min.

Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa' - (MIDI)
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