Violoncello from Tommy, Tango for Strings

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Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music

The Tommy of the title was a much loved School Caretaker who was (and still is) a wonderful sight to watch doing Irish set dancing with his equally adept wife. The first seven notes "say" '––- you little rascal' and the 'little rascal' motif can be found throughout the piece. Since the words would not easily adapt to Irish dance music , I set them to a Tango, for fun. The Violin III part should ONLY be used when there are not sufficient violas to provide good balance. Tommy, conscientious to a fault, was trusted by the children, admired by the parents and respected by all his staff colleagues.

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