Latin Primer - Septet version. Samba - Cha-Cha-Cha - Joropo - Rumba - Finale
The title - Latin Primer - refers to that text-book my generation learned both to love and hate: Kennedy's Latin Primer. A jokey title maybe, but it also reflects my lack of any Latin-American know-how, which is probably very evident in these pieces. The original composition was for vioin & piano [click here for this version], which I then orchestrated [click here for this version ]. I later rescored this work again, this time for Septet (in March 2011) - flute doubling piccolo, oboe doubling cor anglais, clarinet doubling bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello & double bass.