Dear mando-friends, worldwide,
While I am what one might call a "classical" composer (whatever that means ) I am happy to share with you my funnest yet, jolliest yet composition. It is called Mojita — a grammatically feminized version of the popular, Caribbean cocktail. Only two or three people around the world would fully understand the allusion... It is what I have called, for lack of a better term, a reggae rondo, true to both terms: it is a reggae, and it is a "classical" rondo, with the theme returning time and again, in a verse-refrain sequence.
This score is a duet, in equal terms, for mandolin and bass. The instrumentation is what led me to post this announcement here, where mando-bass-inclined folks may frequent the neighborhood. I hope all those who ever get to play it have a ball with it. And that, of course, is the intention: to have a ball, to enjoy, to communicate all the fun and joy that this piece is to the audience.
Mojita is now available to one and all, entirely gratis, upon request. If you want a copy of the score and parts (in the familiar, PDF-via-email fashion), please feel free to drop me a note via the Café's messenger, or simply via email. My address is the same user name as here, at earthlink, dot net. All I ask for "in return", so to speak, is that if you ever perform it, you please let me know. I always like to follow my babies' footsteps...
The piece is yours; you know where to find me. After that... rock the house!
Cheers to collaborating mandolinists and bassists, and to all,
It is not man who lives, but his work. (Ioannis Kapodistrias)