Blues at eleven : for solo instrument and piano
by Stephen Benfall (1991)
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Blues at Eleven was composed for Helen Tuckey, a violist with the WASO who wanted a contemporary piece for middle grade viola students. Other solo parts are included for vln,fl,cl,and Eb/Bb saxes. The piece has been included in the AMEB Grade 5 Viola syllabus.
As the title suggests, the piece is a slow blues-style work but in the time signature of 11/8. In effect it is mostly a compound 12/8 feel but with the last quaver of each bar dropped. It has been played successfully on a number of occasions with various solo instruments and is well suited to upper secondary school students and above. The piano part is the same for all versions.
Instrumentation: Violin or viola or flute or clarinet (in B flat) or saxophone (E flat alto, B flat soprano or tenor), and piano.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 5
Dedication note: Dedicated to Helen Tuckey. Dedicated to Helen Tuckey
Commission note: Commissioned by Helen Tuckey with funds provided by Western Australia. Department for the Arts.. Commissioned by Helen Tuckey with funds provided by Western Australian Government. Department for the Arts.
When ordering this work PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH INSTRUMENTATION YOU REQUIRE: Violin or viola or flute or clarinet (in B flat) or saxophone (E flat alto, B flat soprano/tenor)
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