First Suite in F

Grade 4

Item #: B-B03408     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

Of the work, the composer writes that the first movement “is not based on any particular sea chantey,” but rather is intended to conjure up the character, energy, and style of sailor’s work songs.

The second movement, “Song of the Bells,” is wistful in character and more symbolic of the grand expanse of water and the ensuing sense of loneliness that may accompany one’s musings as he looks out over the empty water.

The third movement, “Country Dance,” functions as an intermezzo, providing a needed contrast to bridge the moods of the second and fourth movements.

The final movement, “Rumba, Rumba,” is sheer fun, depicting “Navy men having fun in a South American port.”

The percussion section provides the characteristic color and flavor for this exciting concluding movement.