By Dennis Alexander
"Spiccato" is a staccato style of playing a stringed instrument where the bow literally bounces on the strings. Here, the performer’s fingers will be bouncing on the keys in this high-spirited dance. Changing meters (from 7/8 to 5/8), and articulations (from staccato to legato), combined with the key of D Mixolydian lend an exotic sound to this exciting solo. Bonus features include excellent reinforcement of bass clef reading for the right hand melody in the A section as well as second inversion triads in the B section.
"This spirited piece of sheet music keeps you on your toes!"
Jean Ritter, Progressions A Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selection.