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Triptoe Suite is for the intermediate violinist, with the mood of a Baroque suite, although not the usual dance forms. Each movement has its dance-like rhythm, conveyed in the titles.
Peasant Dance and Hopping were the original two movements. When I created a version for orchestra, I added two more movements and arranged them back into the violin suite. There is also a version for horn and piano.
The four movements are:
- Tap the Toes
- Peasant Dance
Listen to a performance from a Just In Time Composers concert featuring music for students. The performers are Elizabeth Jameson, violin, and fellow composer Stephen James, piano.
Mvt 2. Peasant Dance
Mvt 4. Hopping
Triptoe Suite for horn and piano