Chiaroscuro: Symphonic Dances in Shades of Darkness and Light
Chiaroscuro: Symphonic Dances in Shades of Darkness and Light, op. 79
Tara Winds, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. David Gregory, Director
2002 – grade 5 – 9:00
Alfred Music – #20552
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This visual-arts technique of using light and darkness has a natural parallel in music, as illustrated by this exceptional work. Chiaroscuro comprises of four interconnected, dance-like movements that portray various dance gestures. The first movement is dark and menacing, the second depicts a dreamy forest scene, the third movement has a jazz and Latin influence, and the the final movement comprises a joyous tarantella that accelerates to its tumultuous ending. This has real musical depth and is a stunning work worth considering for your band's library.
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