Pizzicati is a direction to players of stringed instruments to play the notes by plucking the strings with the finger. So Quasi Pizzicati (quasi=like) is an invitation to wind players to produce the effect of plucking the sound by the use of staccato. An interesting challenge! the music is from the ballet, Sylvia, by French composer Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Its light-handed touch deftly conjures a scene of graceful ballerinas, poised on points of toes, making staccato-like movements.
Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard Level: 3 | Duration: 1:50