Violin Concerto : violin with orchestra
by Barry McKimm (1980)
Also known as: Viola Concerto ; Concerto for violin
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Library shelf no. 784.272186/MCK 1 [Available for loan]
This concerto is a lyric work in the traditional concerto form of three movements. The content and structure is dependent on melodic development.
Instrumentation: Piccolo (doubling alto flute), 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, strings.Solo violin for Movements 1, 2, 3, symphony orchestra.Alternative Movement 2, Solo Viola, symphony orchestra
Duration: 37 min.
Contents note: In three movements with alternative second movement for solo viola and orchestra.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Leonard Dommett. Edition of 2016 is dedicated to Tobias Broeker for his amazing catalogue of violin music composed over the last 10 years
Commission note: This work was composed on request from Leonard Dommett.
The composer notes:
Hiroyuki Iwaki and Sir Charles Mackerras were interested in this work. Nothing came of it. This work was composed in 1980, long before computers. In those days I used a 3B pencil. Recently Tobias Broeker asked to include this work in his catalogue of Violin Concertos. I rescued the pencil copy and notated it onto computer for this 2016 edition.
This violin concerto was composed in 1980 for Leonard Dommett, concert master for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. For this performance Leonard Dommett played Movement 2, "Andante Tranquillo", as a solo work for viola and orchestra Later "Andante Tranquillo" for viola became a stand alone work and has been played as a recital piece by soloists on tuba, flugel horn, tenor horn. The second movement for violin and orchestra has never been played.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Influences come from everywhere. It is hard to pinpoint. Melodic development is an essential part of my work. One of the lines in Mov. 3 reminds me a bit of Sibelius. The development is very different.
The premier performance was in 1980 at ABC studio Glen Waverley, with MSO, conductor Patrick Thomas. For this performance Leonard Dommett played Movement 2, "Andante Tranquillo", as a solo work for viola and orchestra. This was a special request from Leonard Dommett. Later "Andante Tranquillo" for viola became a stand alone work and has been played as a recital piece by soloists on tuba, flugel horn, tenor horn. "Andante Tranquillo" has been recordered with MSO, conductor Richard Divall, soloist Lawrence Jacks The second movement for violin and orchestra has never been played. Thie second (typeset) edition 2016 is for Tobias Broeker.
- In the form/style of: Concertos
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