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FourScore : for 4 violins

by Matthew Hindson (1991)

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Performance by Su-Yeon Kang, Kate Suthers, Doretta Balzikas, Xenia Deviatkina-Loh from the CD String music for young players

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String music for young players / Matthew Hindson.

Library shelf no. CD 1507 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

FourScore was written in 1992 specifically for the Geelong Orchestral Composers Competition, where it was the winning work. As an ex-string player I wanted to write an energetic and up-tempo work based upon motor-type rhythms that would be both challenging and fun to play - it has been described as containing the energy and beauty of Vivaldi, but in a twentieth century idiom.

FourScore follows a largely ternary (three-part ABA) structure, with the opening material returning at its conclusion, altered for reasons of contrast.

Work Details

Year: 1991

Instrumentation: 4 violins.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium — High school level.

First performance: 7 Apr 93. Potts Hall, MLC School, Sydney

Won the Geelong Orchestral Composers' Competition, 1993.

Performances of this work

7 Apr 93: Potts Hall, MLC School, Sydney

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