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Danza Latina (for Solo Viola or Violin and Orchestra)

By Brian Balmages

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String orchestra - Level 2 (4/2.5)
Composed by Brian Balmages. Developing Strings. FJH Developing Strings. Score and set of parts. Duration 4 minutes. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6156).

Item Number: FJ.ST6156

The ultimate in performance flexibility and a great way to add some sizzle to your next concert! Written for a professional Venezuelan-born violist, this work draws inspiration from the passionate melodies and lively dance rhythms of Latin music. Ideal for young orchestras who are interested in featuring a soloist, the piece comes with an advanced viola solo as well as an easier version that can be performed by a violist in your group. Optional advanced and easy solo violin parts are also included, making this piece useful in a variety of situations. Easy percussion parts really add flare, making this the showstopper of your next program. Hot!
Designed for young groups to feature a soloist, this work draws its inspiration from the passionate melodies and lively dance rhythms of Latin music. The opening marked Appasionato, is reminiscent of the famous Adagio movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. It makes use of varying degrees of embellishment, which increases as the section progresses. The work continues to build to an intensity as the virtuosic solo lines bring the piece to a rousing conclusion. This work, originally written for an advanced solo violist, has been designed to allow for multiple performance options. In addition to the advanced solo viola part, an easier grade 2.5 part is included for directors desiring to feature students in their own groups. In addition, alternate violin solos are included as well. Optional percussion (shaker and claves) adds to the overall texture but is not required to perform the work. Similarly, piano adds to the texture but is not required, allowing for a great deal of flexibility.

About FJH Developing Strings

Slightly more advanced than Beginning Strings, this series begins to involve more position work and a slightly more complex rhythmic figures. Rehearsal piano is often provided. Ideal for middle school and smaller high school programs. Grade 2 - 2.5

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