A Wisconsin Tableau
By Carrie Lane Gruselle
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Conductor Score & Parts
A beautiful exploration of programmatic music and tonality/modality in four movements! Although all four snapshots of Wisconsin appear to be in the key of G (one sharp), closer examination finds four contrasting tonal centers and modes, allowing students to experience varying keys/modes and their inherent expressive tendencies, while using similar pitches and finger patterns.