Charming Czardas

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I have known Stephen Chin for more than 30 years. We have played together in String Quartets and collaborated over many epic student festivals and concerts.
I also know that he loves a good Czárdás, so this one is for him. It opens with a slow D minor introduction, which leads into a moderately fast melody, featuring string crossings and is shared around the ensemble.
The celli take the melody, accompanied by pizzicato in the other sections. The melody then returns to the upper strings, before a second slow lament.
Finally, the dance returns, starting moderately, then accelerating continuously right through to the final bars.  The piano part is optional.

Title arrow Charming Czardas
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow
Standard arrow Medium Intermediate
Grade arrow 2.5
Duration arrow 3 minutes 45 seconds
Key arrow D Minor
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music: 76-48668
Listen to a recording of Charming Czardas
The folio contains: Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment


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