A Cocktail Pas de Deux

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts

Memories of when a rendez-vous meant black tie and tuxedos, long silk dresses and cocktails in the bar with a palm court orchestra in close and melodious attendance. A certain alcohol-inspired languor scarcely blunted the repartee, the electric atmosphere or the elegant, sophisticated movements of couples gliding across the floor. Or so my grandparents told me….

Since first posting this piece, I have taken the sage and perceptive advice of the dedicatee, Mr David Carter, and amended certain passages as well as providing a livelier ending. My sincere thanks to him for his help in improving on my original score.

MP3 version now available - thanks again to David Carter, who has kindly provided me with a VSL-based mp3 file that sounds vastly superior to the Scorch playback.

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