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Mystic Dance (Bush)

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Zachary Bush

Zachary Bush

Subtitle: A Two-Part Full Flex Piece

General Info

Year: 2018 / 2020
Duration: c. 1:20
Difficulty: II-IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Leading Tones Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $30.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part I
Part Ia
Part II
Part IIa


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

My inspiration for this work comes from the music of Bela Bartok, a 20th century composer who utilized field recordings of folk songs. This dance is rhythmic and mysterious, starting with pulsing violins and ending with the “dancers” moving off into the sunset.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

Part I is necessary to the work, and all other parts may be used in any combination. I recommend having at least one part II or IIa. I also recommend having an octave between the Part I and Part II.

I originally created this work for violins, so some grace notes may not be possible on other instruments and may be omitted. I thought of these parts like Violin 1 and Violin 2, so the second part is easier. Doubling happens frequently between X/Xa, as I envisioned the more experienced player providing support for the beginner. Likewise, there is more independence between I/Ia than II/IIa, and II/IIa is more or less unison. This work has two different versions (“Sharp” and “Flat”) to accommodate key area considerations. The parts cannot be mixed and matched between the two key areas.


State Ratings

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