Recorded on Concert in the Garden, "Dança Ilusória" is part 3 of
'Three Romances." It was commissioned by the University of Miami, and
features solos for piano and trombone. The range takes the lead trumpet
up to a concert Ab which is a bit extreme, but don't let that scare you,
because one hears the note even if the
player misses (some odd acoustic phenomenon). This piece is definitely
the easiest part of "Three Romances." A
foxtrot–two-beat, it should be played loosely in the drums and very
smoothly in the horns. It can most definitely be performed as a single
piece without the other two movements. We added an optional accordion
part that we use, having accordion as a staple of my orchestra now.
The interviews my musicians have provided, with my video on rehearsing this piece, as well as the MP3 of the track mixed without solos, should help you bring this piece to performance level.