Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Latest Compositions

Here's an update on what I've been working on recently:

Earlier this month I finished an advanced piece in A Major that focuses on jete bowing (a percussive bow-bouncing technique). I can't wait to hear it performed by a real orchestra - it should sound like a team of horses galloping across the stage. And one of the best parts is that it looks a lot more complicated than it really is. Lots of ink on the page, but not terribly difficult to play - good for a young musician's ego.

Just this week, I finished a simple little tune for beginners. The main theme is in D Major, the secondary theme is in B Minor, and it's all pizzicato on the D and A strings. I enjoy exploring the Latin styles (I've written tangos, a bossa nova, a mambo, and a bachata) and this one is a little samba. I also added optional parts for claves and cabasa. I think younger kids will really enjoy it.


leslie said...

My daughter recently played Agincourt at Suzuki Institute and was completely, totally enchanted by it. (I realize this comment is not directly related to the post, but I couldn't figure out another way to contact you.) She desperately wants to put it on her i-pod. Are there recorded versions available?

leslie said...

P.S. My e-mail is lesliehayes at fastmail.fm if you wish to let me know through e-mail.