This joyful and jubilant piece by Richard Meyer has the sound of a celebration and a title that describes how music unites us all: "Yumiweeus." Hand drumming and a simple chant-like melody start the festivities, followed by an original theme and a set of six variations. Duets featuring the first stand players of every section introduce the first five variations, and a virtuosic final variation closes the piece. The changing meters and variety of key signatures and modes included here are sure to challenge all of your more advanced players. The measure of contrary motion that starts the piece is heard again between each variation and is meant to represent a "coming together to common ground."
|Series||Highland/Etling String Orchestra|