Colorful Colorado (Sheet)
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Colorful Colorado provides a musical tour of this western state. The suite opens with "Aspen Leaf Rag," a buoyant ragtime number inspired by the colorful tree that covers many of Colorado's mountainsides. Technical challenges in this piece include a stride bass pattern in the left hand and heavy syncopation. "Moonlight on the Slopes" is a lyrical piece that oscillates between 3/4 and 6/8 meter. Flowing arpeggios and a delicate melody evoke the serenity of a moonlit, snow-covered landscape. The suite concludes with "Pike's Peak Boogie," a loping boogie-woogie number that calls to mind the cowboys and pioneers who founded the city of Colorado Springs. This piece features an engaging combination of classic blues inflections and unexpected harmonies.
Graded Standard Repertoire; Piano Suite; Piano Supplemental; Sheet; Solo.
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Series: Alfred Supplemental Library - Original Compositions
Publisher Item #: 00-44334
Composer: Robert D. Vandall
Instrument: Piano Solo, Level: Intermediate, Format: Sheet Music
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