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Unsquare dances

Sheet Music: Score

Unsquare dances : violin duos / by Hollis Taylor.

by Hollis Taylor (1995)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins. 'Slovenian dance' is for 3 violins, but the 3rd violin can be omitted.
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These nineteen works were composed in Budapest in 1995. Originally all for violin duo, a number have been re-worked to become violin/viola duos, string trios, and string quartets. All are inspired by folk music in compound meter and focus on issues of rhythm and bowing.

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Twisted Fiddle Music) — 1 score (75p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Advanced student/professional.

Duration: 52 mins

Contents note:

1. Slovenian dance (3 min) -- 2. Come to the water, geese (2 min) -- 3. Celebrate Moldova! (2 min) -- 4. Hommage à Zoltan Kodaly (2 min) -- 5. Basque three-step, two-step (3 min) -- 6. Albanian dance (2 min) -- 7. Fast forward (1 min) -- 8. Split personality (2 min) -- 9. Rogue trader's polka (2 min) -- 10. Kristin's wedding dance (2 min) -- 11. Ten for Rick (5 min) -- 12. Circle dance (4 min) -- 13. Fiveplay (2min) -- 14. Bosniana (2 min) -- 15. Sending the bride to a stranger's house (3 min) -- 16. Mountain gavottes (3 min) -- 17. Greek dance (4 min) -- 18. Turkology (4 min).

First performance by Hollis Taylor, Kaila Flexer — 1998. Podenil, Berlin, Germany

Players perform from the score. There are no separate parts for this.

Violin duos based on European folk dance music in compound meters collected during a three-year residency in Paris and Budapes.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 1996.

ISMN: M-67305-647-3

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