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pas de deux (part 2: three romances)

Pas de Deux (Part 2: Three Romances)
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what you get

  • Downloadable PDF Score & Parts for "Pas de Deux"
  • Streamed audio interviews with the musicians that recorded this music: Frank Kimbrough, piano, Rich Perry, tenor, Tim Ries, soprano, Ben Monder, guitar, Ingrid Jensen, trumpet
  • Downloadable MP3 track mixed without soloists for your soloists to practice
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing the rehearsal of this piece
   This project was completed on 5/21/2008    read more

Recorded on Concert in the Garden, "Pas de Deux" is the second movement of the suite, "Three Romances." Commissioned by the University of Miami, they also recorded it on their own recording called Romances.

"Pas de Deux" is ballad tempo and requires good flügel and soprano soloists. It's tricky, in that the soloists play in and out of one another, essentially trying to compose one unified statement, like two dancers. And that's the biggest challenge in this piece aside from the pacing in the rhythm section and ensemble. There's a certain level of maturity required from a group to make this piece work. It can be played on its own as a ballad, and doesn't need to be part of the suite.

I've included various interviews with the musicians who have played this. The MP3 mixed without the solos should be most useful for your improvisors. Hopefully my own video on rehearsal of this piece will also be helpful in reaching a successful performance.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ALL THREE MOVEMENTS OF 'THREE ROMANCES' AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE, CLICK HERE

TO SEE A FULL LIST OF SCORES & PARTS, CLICK HERE
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