From the Publisher
Three Short Stories – like my other concert music pieces – combines musical elements from the world of jazz with compositional techniques found in classical and 20th century concert music. The piece was originally written for viola and bassoon, but it also exists in arrangements for Bb-clarinet and bassoon, as well as for viola and violoncello. Although the title – Three Short Stories – suggests programmatic content, the “stories” are mostly musical ones. The first movement – “Uncle Bebop” – is an uptempo romp which starts in octave unisons, developing from there into more counterpoint-oriented fast passages.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Uncle Bebop
- Rays of Light
- Latin Dance