Coleman, Valerie : Danza de la Mariposa

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Dance of the Butterfly. Composed by Valerie Coleman. Contemporary. Solo part. 8 pages. Duration 5:15. Theodore Presser Company #114-41504. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114415040).

Valerie Coleman's Danza de la Mariposa is a rhythmic, melodic tone poem, giving the listener a tour of South America. Inspired by the various species of butterflies inhabiting the continent, this work is full of rich color, with butterflies dancing and weaving in syncopated rhythms while alternating between the feel of 3 over 4 throughout. Its slower sections pay homage to the beautiful and sorrowful sounds in the style of Yaravi, a Peruvian lament song. The melodies and rhythm eventually evolve into the spirit and syncopation of Argentinean concert tango, and the conclusion returns to the feel of Yaravi. For advanced players. Dur.: 5'15”.

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