Suite Sounds Around the Finger Lakes [Recital Suite Series]
Part of Alfred's Recital Suite Series, Suite Sounds Around the Finger Lakes explores the central region of New York state. Each of the three movements depicts different aspects of the area. In "The Wondrous Finger Lakes," students will create the effect of lightly rippling water in the left-hand accompaniment as the right hand plays a lyrical melody. The second movement, "Hoops Victory: Go Orange!" recreates the excitement of a Syracuse University basketball game, complete with an opening fanfare of rhythmic chords followed by the sound of a dribbling basketball, created using repeated staccato notes. The suite is completed with "Syracuse Snowfall," the musical version of gently falling snow that turns into a snow storm, created using delicate broken chords that become lively and brisk triplets.