Notes from the Composer
The “Waltz in E Minor” is influenced by the beautiful Venezuelan waltzes and is meant to be played with a good deal of rubato, which renders it pretty unsuitable for dancing to—at least in any unrehearsed way.
I do hope, though, that the “Five Latin Dances” are very suitable for dancing. The percussion parts are optional, but they do make the pieces a lot more fun. My flute partner and I have enjoyed playing along with the percussion tracks I created on my computer.
Where fingering is given in the harp parts, numbers above the notes are for the right hand, and numbers below the notes are for the left hand.
Heartfelt gratitude goes to Susan Purinton, flautist extraodinaire, for her help with the flute parts, her glorious musicianship, and her friendship. This book is dedicated to her.
Views of the printed music with “Blue Merengue” playing in the background