Dancedancedance : viola solo
by Becky Llewellyn (1998)
When asked to write for a solo string instrument, no one can think of topping J. S. Bach. But we can be inspired by the way he used dance forms of his time as bases for his imagination. I wondered what if he had been Juan Sebastian Bacque and lived in Cuba, what might come of that?
I explored the wonderful world of Latin American dance forms to create five movements for solo viola that show off both the wonderful tonality of the instrument and the talents of its enthusiasts.
I am indebted to Gabrielle Bond who commissioned this set of pieces for her graduate recital and worked with me on technical matters. The pieces can be played separately or as a suite.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary student.
Contents note: I. Paso doble -- II. Tango -- III. HabaÃ±era -- IV. Rumba -- V. Sandunga.
Commission note: Commissioned by Gabrielle Bond.. Commissioned by Gabrielle Bond for performance at her graduate recital at Flinders Street School of Music, Adelaide, on 23 November 1998.
First performance: by Gabrielle Bond — 13 Nov 98. The Seasons concert - Flinders Street School of Music
Performances of this work
23 Nov 98: Recital Room, Flinders Street School of Music, Adelaide, . Featuring Gabrielle Bond.
13 Nov 98: Recital Room, Flinders Street School of Music, Adelaide. Featuring Gabrielle Bond.
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