Caprice : for solo violin
by Wendy Hiscocks (1990)
Caprice was composed within a space of two weeks in
response to a Guildhall School of Music & Drama student's
request to include a world première performance for a Diploma
recital; it was the first time I had written for the instrument.
The seed of inspiration was a close up photo on a postcard of a
small bird in flight.
The music is composed in three sections; the outer parts flow with the currents of air and a sense of poise and free fall is required of the performer. It is not meant to be strictly in time and must breath with due attention to subtle dynamics but nor is it meant to be unrhythmic with overly fluctuating changes of tempo. The middle section is a dance with plenty of lift and an expression of pure joy.
Duration: 2 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Grade 8
Dedication note: For Carolyn Lam
First performance: by Anna McDonald — 9 Jul 90. London
Performances of this work
9 Jul 90: London. Featuring Anna McDonald.
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