Think this "Cricket on The Hearth" is supposed to sound more like Dicken's (?), than 'cricket'. (lol)
Believe it or not, the 'cricket on the hearth thing' started when I ran across an old animated film version of the Dicken's 'Classic'. Really annoyed I don't remember ever reading it, decided to save the video for the Grandkids to watch this upcoming Holiday Season.
I'm a bit fascinated to find how various people/composers interpret an idea (title) for strings. Think it's so cool to hear such completely different pieces developed in different genres - like the "Midnight Waltz" in Many Faces of the Violin - All Seen in a Waltz Thread.
So, Classical piece of "Cricket on the Hearth" here, and also these other genres:
... also check out "The Cricket Marches Over The Salt Box", a beautiful jig (played slow & fast) in the Celtic/Cape Breton Music Over-run With Critters!
Found a really fun, 3-part Classical piece for Violin & Piano by Dr. Peter Arnstein (pianist/composer), played by Michael Antonello (violinist) - the "Grasshopper Suite".
Grasshopper Suite: I Courtship Dance
Grasshopper Suite: II Upside-down Courship Dance
Grasshopper Suite: III Grasshopper honeymoon Dance.