Noche del Gitano
By Ted Cooper
"Noche del Gitano" means "Night of the Gypsy" in Spanish. Students will have no trouble conveying the descriptive title through the music of this solo. Written in 3/4 meter and the key of A minor, an energetic tempo lends itself to the mysterious mood of the piece. Blocked fifths in the left hand on the down beat of each measure followed by melodic and rhythmic sequences in the right hand create a sense of urgency as the piece develops.