Sy Brandon - Co-Op Press
Publisher Desc. There are six contrasting movements in this composition. The Intrada is energetic and playful with a lot of interplay between instruments. The Nocturne, being a night piece, is both lyrical and mysterious. The Waltz is in a flowing waltz tempo with occasional shifts away from three beats in the measure. The bass drum in this movement supports the waltz rhythm at times and at other times uses syncopation to contrast the other instruments. The Marche is not a piece that would be used in a parade. It is a march that exists in the mind of a child who is playing with toy soldiers; therefore there is playfulness and humor that would not occur in a functional march. Lyrical lines and expressiveness are the predominating features of the Romanza . The piece comes to a rousing close with the Galop , which is a "perpetual motion" type of movement with a lot of rhythmic variety. This work is recorded by the Cadence Music Ensemble on the Emeritus label on the Flirtations CD.