By Shirl Jae Atwell
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
Conductor Score & Parts
Jeunesse is a French word used to describe "the time of one's youth," which is reflected in this music that is carefree, yet bittersweet. This lovely piece has a lilting quality that demands attention be paid to the legato markings, the equality between the voices, and the rhythmic pulse that moves the piece forward. Make sure not to lose the poignancy by playing the piece too fast or too slow. Let the music have control.