Three Dances of Enchantment is a suite of three dances inspired by personal experiences in the composer's life which, through the years, continue to resonate in his memory.
Genre: Wind Orchestra | # of Players: Standard
Level: 5 | Duration: 11:00
Solo Clarinet in Bb 1/2
Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2/3
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contralto Clarinet in Eb
Alto Saxophone in Eb 1
Alto Saxophone in Eb 2
Trumpet in Bb 1
Trumpet in Bb 2
Trumpet in Bb 3
Horn in F 1/3
Horn in F 2/4
String Bass (optional)
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Bass Drum)
Percussion 2 (Triangle, Tambourine)
Percussion 3 (Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam, Crash Cymbals)
Keyboard Percussion 1 (Xylophone (shared), Orchestra Bells (shared)
Keyboard Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, Orchestra Bells (shared), Xylophone (shared), 5-octave Marimba)
Optional Electric Piano
Three Dances of Enchantment is a suite of three dances inspired by personal experiences in my life that, through the years, continue to resonate in my memory.
I. The Via Veneto is a musical reminiscence of those “dolce vita” days I spent on one of Rome’s most fashionable streets. Here, as a young film composer, I watched and learned, with great fascination, about the world of Italian film-making.
II. She Walks Through the Fair is a haunting, bittersweet melody that I discovered on my visit to Ireland. Dedicated to Kylie Charra Keene.
III. The Feast of Saint Rocco is a joyous Italian-American celebration dedicated to Saint Rocco held every summer in my hometown of Raritan, New Jersey. It was here, in my father’s arms at the age of five, that I first experienced the vibrant, bold tartness of an Italian band. It was loud and so wonderful!