Coronado Suite II: Golden Dreams on the Colorado River


This piece is part of Coronado Suite.

Composed for the 2018 MTNA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.



Created especially for the 2018 MTNA Conference in Orlando, Florida, this multi-movement work depicts the exploration and searches of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado. Each of the three movements will be available as a single-user license (one each day of exhibiting) and will be combined together after the conference, at which time a studio license will be offered for the complete suite.

Movement 2 is free to conference attendees and members of Alijam Music’s email promotions list on Monday, March 19.

This breathtakingly lush romantic-era style waltz is majestic and vibrant, with chromatic “rolling river” motifs and rich “golden” jazz-influenced extended harmonies. It’s fabulous for recitals, with rubato tempos and a wide dynamic range. You might just get jealous and keep this piece for yourself!

Key: C major

Mood: rich, dreaming, exploring

Pedagogy: rubato, extended harmonies, pedaling, extreme dynamics


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