Alfred Music Publishing is the worlds largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. This solo is as bright and lively as the title indicates with its rhythmic and melodic vitality. Written in A-B-A form, the A section, in the key of C major, is light-hearted and fun to play as the melody jumps and skips around. The eight-measure B section is in the key of Ab major and is more lyrical. The damper pedal enhances the richer harmonies and textures used in this section. A two-measure transition leads to the return of A, and the piece ends with a repeated right-hand figure that sounds almost like a trill. This will be a great solo for students who want to show off on recitals!
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