Energetic, edgy and completely contemporary, James L. King III’s Nisso-Dance (a play on the word “Dissonance”) is an early intermediate-level duet full of harmonic minor seconds, modulations, and modern melodies. The melody is a complete earworm, with a nod in style towards mid-century Broadway music. Engraved in both “facing pages” and “combined score” formats for the ultimate in convenience and flexibility!
Key: C major, Eb major, C minor
Mood: energetic, bouncy
pedagogy: ensemble playing, minor seconds, modulations, accents, staccato