“Charm” from “Six Little Quark Waltzes”




A charming  little waltz which lives up to its name with a spirited rhythm and a lilting melody.  The notes are easy and the bass accompaniment features a very few basic chords.  The slightly syncopated rhythm with tied notes and various triplet values needs to be carefully observed.  Watch for triplets on full beats … which are easy … and the much faster tripets on the half beat which appear in the very first measure.


quark waltz 3


 Click on the link below to download the full score↓

Waltz_No 3 Charm

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What is a “Quark” waltz?

Good question. It’s a mixture of quantum physics and pure whimsy on my part.
According to the Standard Model in particle physics,   quarks are  elementary particles and are  the fundamental constituents of matter.   There are six types and the names assigned to them by some of the most serious thinkers in the world are so delightfully silly that I was inspired to create siz waltzes corresponding to the six recognized types of quarks.  Up and Down, Charm and Strange  … and Top and Bottom (or Beauty).     Each pair are a positive and negative.

Charmonium MesonHere is a “Charmonium Meson”.   It is composed of one charm quark and an anti-charm quark.

They are held together by a “gluon” which is indicated by that little white squiggly string.
You have to love the physicists who dream up these names. Makes Quantum theory a lot more fun!      
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One Response to “Charm” from “Six Little Quark Waltzes”

  1. waikikian888 says:

    Charming lilting waltz, leaves you wanting to hear more, and also like that ‘hand bikini.’


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