Happy New Year Cadet Families and welcome to the Winter Quarter!
With the first rehearsal in the books, I would like to share a bit about what we are working on:
Out of the Winter by Larry Clark is an exciting piece that features the second violins and violas (third violins) in the opening, followed by firsts, cellos and basses. The entire orchestra joins together to play jolting rhythmic chords after a visit into E minor before coming back to the original theme. Here is a recording: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2465953
Goin’ to Boston by composer is a fun take on the traditional sea shanty, work songs that were sung aboard boats… such as those by voyagers, many centuries ago. This piece is vibrant, fun, and has plenty of 16th note and syncopations shared around the orchestra and between sections. https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2442671
Andrew Kam, Cadet String Orchestra Conductor