By Michael Hopkins
Belwin Beginning String Orchestra
Conductor Score & Parts
Crepuscule is the period of partial darkness at the beginning or end of the day---in other words, twilight. The energy of the sun touches the quiet of the night. This highly energetic work in E minor opens with a perfect fifth motive that gives students plenty of opportunities to develop their intonation while hopping their finger to adjacent strings. The piece requires the use of short articulated bow strokes in the first theme. The second theme is lyrical and requires the use of slow sustained bow strokes. All sections of the orchestra are featured with challenging and interesting parts. (3:50) This title is available in SmartMusic.