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Take down the fiddle, Karl

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Take down the fiddle, Karl : from the Neilson Project, for baritone solo and string trio / words by John Shaw Neilson ; music by Fred Hill.

by Fred Hill (2004)


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Although this is a short work, I have aimed to evoke 3 distinct genres; the German Landler of the main melody depicts the relaxed after-hours mood of the workmen; the mechanical chatter of the strings reflects the tempo of the brutal labour; and the mysteries of the dark and spirit-haunted forests of Karl's faraway homeland. The references to Mendelssohn and Wagner are not accidental and perhaps mirror the impudence, irreverence - chutzpah - of the composer!

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (9p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Double stops and special effects in all string parts

Duration: 7 min.

Dedicated to Bruce Ledden

Commission info: N/A

First performance by Bruce Ledden, Cyril Tummanelli, Peter Hogg, Elaine Graham, Suzanne Maslen at Eastwood Sunday Afternoon Concert no.3 (Haseler Centre, St.Kevin's Catholic Church) on 17 Jul 2011

Includes programme note.

Setting of a poem written around the time of World War I.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

ISMN: M-67300-330-9

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