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dança ilusória (part 3: three romances)

Dança Ilusória (Part 3: Three Romances)

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what you get

  • Downloadable PDF Score & Parts for "Dança Ilusória"
  • Downloadable MP3 of track mixed without soloists for practice
  • Streamed audio interviews with musicians: Frank Kimbrough, Greg Gisbert, trumpet, Rich Perry, tenor, Ben Monder, guitar, Tim Ries, lead alto
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing rehearsal of this piece
   This project was completed on 5/21/2008    read more

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 it (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.


  1. soprano, flute
  2. flute, clarinet, alto
  3. tenor
  4. tenor
  5. baritone, clarinet

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