Cool Beans" juxtaposes the composer’s love of jazz and Hispanic music. With driving rhythms and vivid colors, this selection is sure to excite the audience while providing the students with music of merit.
Cool Beans was commissioned by the Bussey Middle School Bands, Garland, TX, Kimberly Tucker, director. The work juxtaposes the composer’s love of jazz and Hispanic music. Cool Beans is in three sections. Mexican songs used are two traditional songs "The Parrot Song" and the "Mexican Hat Dance" as well as an original Tejano-inspired melody by the composer.
Grade Level: 3
Listen to Recordings
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
B-flat Baritone T.C.
Timpani (4 drums): Maracas
Percussion 1: Maracas, Snare Drum
Percussion 2: Tambourine, Suspended Cymbal
Percussion 3: 2 Concert Toms, Triangle, Cowbell, Woodblock
Percussion 4: Shaker, Bells, Xylophone