Serenade and Dance
Commissioned by the West Virginia Bandmaster’s Association for the West Virginia All-State Band. The premiere was March 22, 1986 at West Virginia University, Claude T. Smith conducting. Contrasting tempos and timbres result in the rhythmic excitement in this work. This selection is particularly demanding for percussionists and has an added meter challenge in 1/4 time. This work is well-suited for contest performances.