Composition - - American Recorder Society
La Grenouille Bondissante (Rondeau)
By Gary Betts June 2018
 
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This is a take on the 18th century rondeau form and style. Keep strict rhythms. Inegale eighth notes are all written out, as some eighth note figures are inegale, and some not, but not adhering strictly to the 18th century French inegale rules. It is important that regular rhythms are not altered to attempt matching the inegale rhythms in another part (i.e. in a dotted quarter-eighth note figure, play the eighth note exactly on the "and" of the second beat of the figure. Do not delay and shorten it to match an inegale figure occurring simultaneously in another part). The fermata and cut before the last rondeau section is optional. If the piece needs to be abridged, the first ending and repeat of the initial rondeau section may be omitted. Note tempo changes at the last couplet and final rondeau. 
-- Gary Betts
 
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Moderate
Occasion: Any
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 07/01/2018
 
Style: Concert