Sheet Music: Score
Invocation to dance : for solo violin / John Spence.
by John Spence (2013)
Invocation to dance is a piece for solo violin. It is
all about sudden and spontaneous passion. It is a fantasy for
solo violin that is rich with melodic intensity. There is
harmonic progression imbedded in the wide-ranging contour of the
single line. It is characterised by sudden sforzando outbursts
followed by lyrical responses. These contrasts evoke the
ambiguity of mixed emotion and combined with the rhythmic
accentuations that ensue, expressive and interpretive dance is
not far away.
The piece was originally inspired by an Aboriginal dance that took place outside the Sydney Opera House on new years day 2013. I enjoyed the passion and drama in the way the dancers moved.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — 8th Grade AMEB approx
Duration: 5 mins
Dedicated to Claire Crighton
First performance by Claire Crighton — 3 Apr 13. Citadel Hall, Wollongong NSW
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The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Invocation to dance makes use of the Lydian mode. Influences include Debussy, Ravel, Copland, Carl Vine and Ross Edwards.
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