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Invocation to dance

Sheet Music: Score

Invocation to dance : for solo violin / John Spence.

by John Spence (2013)

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  • Instrumentation: Violin.
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    Performance by Scott Taggart from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 67.


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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

Includes program note and biographical notes on the composer.

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.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720135-73-1

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 67.
CD: Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 67.


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