For flute, clarinet and piano. Includes piano score and parts. Duration: 13 min.
Barn Dances is a set of four abstract pieces drawing their titles from the name of a particular dance step used in cowboy dances. Taking the name of the step as a point of departure, Larsen's idea was to take a flight of fancy in each movement and to create the musical equivalent of a character drawing. Thus this lively set encompasses various styles including hoedown jig, swing, and a waltz. Suitable for concert use by conservatory students and accomplished school musicians.
Movements : Forward Six and Fall Back Eight * Divide the Ring * Varsouvianna (a simple dream waltz) * Rattlesnake Twist
AVAILABLE RECORDINGS: Leonard Garrison – Barn Dances http://www.fluteworld.com/Barn-Dances—Works-for-Flute-and-Clarinet.html?t=0&s=Barn+Dances&searchtype=0