Vals Pacheco (2012)
John Donald Robb collected field recordings of folk music in, among other places, the American Southwest. This piece is an arrangement of one of the fiddle tunes he recorded. My arrangement begins with the instruments playing the melody essentially as it is in the recording (with harmonies added.) From there, the melody undergoes traditional developmental techniques. In addition, I introduce a few original themes which interact with the original melody throughout the piece.