Breakfast Boogie by Katrina Wreede. For string quartet. Chamber music. Intermediate. Score and parts. Composed 1999. Duration 3 minutes. Published by Vlazville Music (VZ.VV2036).
Written for the Jobert String Quartet and the Adventures in Music Program of the San Francisco Symphony. Players speak their "menu" from breakfast and then play their "theme," which has the same rhythmic pattern as the food. Each pattern becomes the instruments motif that fits into a blues tune. Audience/children learn to recognize how words and music have similar rhythms and cadences. Very fun for adult audiences, too.