Potter, Christine - Tres Ratoncitos Ciegos (Three Blind Mice) (Falls House)
Tres Ratoncitos Ciegos (Three Blind Mice) was commissioned by the Flutissimo Flute Choir in Texas for their children’s concerts. It is scored for 2 piccolos, 4 c flutes, alto, bass and optional slapstick. In addition to the well-known melody, it includes a hint of Mozart, a tango, two Mexican Hat Dances and a dash of Rossini. It requires the performers to flutter tongue, clap their hands, speak, and create an airy sound to mimic mice dashing across the floor. It is level 3 in difficulty and three minutes long. Keys covered include G Major, A flat Major, and C Major. The piece would be especially suitable for a lighter moment in a performance, for a children’s concert or a senior center program!