1. Lemon Merengue
3. Mi Amor
Caribe and Lemon Merengue, are for level 2 string orchestra with improvisation. The different rhythms of the Caribbean are felt throughout. Each movement is a dance. The improvised section uses two chords and is great for beginning improvisers.
Lemon Merengue: is in the style of a Merengue, a very popular dance. Its up-tempo rhythm reminds me of West African High Life music and the dances are very similar.
Caribe: is based on a popular Cuban Montuno rhythm. The syncopation is the rhythmic foundation for this movement and makes you want to dance.
Mi Amor is written in the style of a Latin Ballad. It has a solo section that uses ii-V sequences of chord changes for improvisation.