Composer Dan Jenkins has just finished his latest composition inspired by modern dance.
His 'Dance Suite' has a link to the Elizabethan 'dances' made famous such as Peter Warlock's 'Capriol Suite' which itself took inspiration renaissance dances.
Dan though has brought it all up to date in its five movements — and its certainly different with edgier harmonies.
Around 16 minutes in duration, a lively 'Gigue' is followed by a lilting 'Sarabande' in a joyful second section before a dark 'Tango' creeps in and fades into the night.
A stately 'Pavane', classic in form, takes us back in time to the 16th century before we return to the present with a wild and wicked 'Salsa'.
Find out more
The work is the latest addition to Dan's impressive catalogue of works which can be accessed at: https://www.danjenkinsmusic.co.uk/venue/
Sight reading books
Also added to the website are three Sight-Reading Study books, available in brass band treble clef as well as bass and tenor.
In each book are 24 tunes, in every key, at different levels of difficulty.