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The Trapeze Waltz

By Joseph Compello

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Orchestra Cello, Contrabass, Percussion (Bells), Piano, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2, Violin 3 (Viola T.C.) - Grade 1.5
Composed by Joseph Compello. FS - SWS. First-Plus String Orchestra (FAS). Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #FAS53. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.FAS53).

Item Number: CF.FAS53

ISBN 9780825869341. 8.5 x 11 inches. Key: G major.

The Trapeze Waltz is a simple yet charming waltz that gives you the feeling of swinging on a trapeze at the circus. Joseph Compello always finds a way to write interesting music while keeping the technical demands to a minimum, as his background as a classroom music teacher makes him sensitive to the needs of young musicians. This piece will make your group sound its best.
The Trapeze Waltz is based on a scale-pattern theme first heard in mm. 13-28. All instruments will perform the melody at some point in the composition. Written in the style of the old circus, flying trapeze waltzes, this composition is an excellent study in three-quarter time for first or second year students. The composition is straightforward and presents no insurmountable difficulties even for beginners. Students will have an opportunity to study the difference between the finger position for a whole step (E to F?) and a half step (B to C). The tempo should be bright enough to give the swaying feel of a waltz in one. The indication "Waltz style" is to be interpreted by the director. The melody may be played legato, the accompaniment a little staccato. A part for bells (glockenspiel) is optional. The piano part provides a few accidentals not suitable for beginning string students. Thank you for choosing this composition. Your comments are most welcome.

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