The Snake Charmer (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Showcase Solo Level 3/Late Elementary). By Bill Boyd. For Piano. Educational Piano Library. Late Elementary. Book only. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296511).
A piping melody and the use of the Aeolian mode (E natural minor) lend a middle-Eastern flavor to this mesmerizing composition. The hypnotic tune is accompanied by melodic fifths in the left hand, with fragments of the melody occasionally alternating between the hands. Musicality is encouraged through the shaping of shaping of crescendo/diminuendo phrases. 3/4 meter; ABA form; 50 measures. Timing: 53 seconds.