Dances are a set of three short pieces for brass quintet (Boléro, Tango, Feria) subtitled 'impressions'. The reason for the distinction is that these vignettes are not dances in the traditional sense but rather are symphonic fragments which present the dances' essential structure, and have the dance constantly chase after itself; a kind of Cubist rendering
of a tango or a fractally structured boléro.
Scored for traditional brass quintet, Dances is sure to engage audiences and challenge players of all levels of experience. It is particularly suited for exposing intermediate ensembles to music in a more contemporary idiom.
Page 1-4 of the Score to Boléro
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