A DAWN BEGINNING
Solo / SB / Grade 4
Written in C major, the piece, in ABA format, starts with a two-bar descending bass line motif. The treble then introduces a pretty melody, with some accompanying harmony, while the basses initiate the simple, recurring motif. The first section ends eight bars later, and then morphs into a second section, in F minor, for free basses only, with two four-bar melodies, including phrasing and accenting. The third section is a repeat of the first, albeit with some changes. Although accuracy is requested, an abundance of dynamic markings and phrasing direction give the performer a chance to express the music emotionally rather than through technique.