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Elizabeth Maconchy

Publisher: Chester Music

Five Sketches for Viola (1984),
commissioned by Nicholas Logie
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
Year Composed
1984
Duration
12 Minutes
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Elizabeth Maconchy Five Sketches for Viola (1984),
FIVE SKETCHES

I have always had a particular affection for the viola with its dark tone-colour and its unlimited expressive range.

I have tried in these pieces to explore that range and to make them well varied in rhythm and content.

The note E which the work begins and ends serves as a sort of “point d’appui” all through.

FIVE SKETCHES was commissioned by Nicholas Logie and first performed by him on 31 May 1984 at the Wigmore Hall.

Elizabeth Maconchy

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