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Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Ballade : for violin and guitar / Stephen Lalor.

by Stephen Lalor (1989)

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  • Instrumentation: Violin, guitar.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Volatinsky Trio from the CD Troika

    (this sample is of the string ensemble version of this work)


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Combining a simple and almost austere modal language for the most part, with metric surprsises in the middle and an excursion into chromatic changes towards the end, Ballade is one of Stephen Lalor's earlier and most-performed works. Originally composed for his performing partnership with SSO harpist Louise Johnson, it seeks to exploit the natural harmonic features which make the two plucked-string instruments so appealing. Ballade has been performed by several notable playing partnerships, including renowned English musicians Alison Stephens & Lauren Scott (Duo Mandala).

The version for mandolin orchestra is the 2nd movement of the World Music Suite.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 2 performance parts (5p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 4 mins, 15 sec.

First performance by Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, Giuseppe Zangari at Italian Masterpieces (Leichhardt Town Hall) on 5 May 2013

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 23 Apr 12.

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Score: Ballade : for violin and guitar / Stephen Lalor.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- String ensembles
- Duos: Mandolin, harp
- Duos: Mandolin, guitar
- Mandolin ensembles


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Analysis & Media

- Video: Ballade and Autostrada waltz

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