The campfire’s burning, the beans are cooking, you have graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate ready for s’mores, and someone’s playing the harmonica! Cowpoke Lullaby captures this scene from the “Mild Mild West” and is a great lyrical recital piece for elementary players. Hands stay within 5-finger positions, and the secondo part has a couple of accidentals so it’s a tiny bit more challenging than the primo. Engraved in both “facing pages” and “combined score” for maximum flexibility.
Key: C Major
Mood: relaxed, sleepy, lazy
Pedagogy: flats (in secondo), ensemble playing