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ThreeDancesStr2013scExcerpt,jpgI’m looking forward to the premiere of the new version of my Three Dances tonight. Aaron Picht conducts the Temple University Music Preparatory Division Youth Chamber Orchestra at the Festival of Young Musicians, Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, at 7:30 pm.

Aaron has brought out wonderful musicianship from these young, excellent players, so I know the entire concert will be exciting.

This started as a chamber orchestra work, then string orchestra with one percussion, and now, just strings. Along the way I removed the foot stomping in the Country Dance. Which, by the way, was the entire inspiration for the Country Dance, that sound of feet on a barn floor, now that I think of it. Which, by the way, I’ve heard, as I’ve danced on a barn floor once.

Yes, there were other people there, and they were dancing, too.

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