Ballare Come un Pazzo

  • Trumpet Ensemble (12 parts) 
  • Completed: 01 March 2013; Premiered: 11 April 2013
  • Sheet Music Plus

Composed for the Arkansas State University Trumpet Ensemble for their trip to Italy in summer 2013. This short piece is mostly in 7/4 time, with a couple of interludes in 3/4 time. The title translates roughly as “Dance Like a Fool,” with awkward rhythmic figures that make it easy to realize the title. The audience is encouraged to participate by clapping along with the players during the 7/4 sections in a rhythm that is essentially a 2+3 Afro-Caribbean clave minus the eighth beat.


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