David has also marked the beginning of the score with an exact indication of how fast to play the piece (tempo marking). Here he asks for the music to be played at 144 beats per minute. So this is a fast and energetic dance. The notes are also played in a short and ‘spiky’ way which contributes to the character of an energetic dance.
One Emerging Dance?
The seed rhythm sets up one dance, or one type of dance, but David Horne’s title suggests that there is more than one dance in his piece – more than one dance emerges in Emerging Dances!
Where are these other dances?