Programme Notes

David Bennett Thomas - You Can Dance If You Want To

You Can Dance If You Want To was written for rarescale in 2019. Each of the four movements explores the characteristics of a different dance form, steeped in jazz harmony and rhythmic drive.

Written for Carla Rees and dedicated to rarescale.

A recording is available on YouTube
Premiere: Carla Rees (alto flute) and Matthew Bengston (piano) on YouTube May 8 2021
Sarabande: Carla Rees (alto flute) and Mary Chung (piano) International Flute Workshop, Rocasecca, Italy May 2023.

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