By Gabriel Fauré / arr. Bob Phillips
Belwin Intermediate String Orchestra
This stunningly beautiful reduction in G Major provides great parts for all players with each one taking a turn playing the pizzicato harp-like accompaniment while the melody is also shared by most sections. The elegant melody soars over the slow and steady rhythm based on the rhythmic structure of the Spanish court dance of the same name. Perfect for festival or contest, this piece also provides opportunities to practice chromatic alterations and maintaining a piano dynamic with clarity.