by Leonard Ingrande
Sleepy Hollow (grad 2)
Reenact the suspenseful evening foisted upon a New England town. What creature can dominate the trail with only the gallop of hooves? What headless figure or apparition terrorizes the twilight? True horrors of the night are never obvious, but through the performance of your string ensemble, allow the imagination to paint the canvas of true terror.
Sleepy Hollow utilizes dynamic swells and pizzicato for developing ensembles. Melodic phrases take shape in gorgeous call and response passages accompanied by driving rhythms or the ambiguous effect of pizzicato Cello and Bass parts. Develop your string ensemble’s technique through nice pizzicato and rhythmic accuracy with Sleepy Hallow.
This selection programs well for Fall performances and Festival/Contest.