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Helen Grime

Publisher: Chester Music

Romance (2003)
Chester Music Ltd
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
3 Minutes

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Helen Grime Romance (2003)
Romance for violin and piano is a short, reflective piece that exploits the lyrical qualities inherent in the combination. Originally written for a very young but talented violinist, Romance travels through numerous moods and colours within a continuous musical development of the opening material. At first gentle and reflective with increasing dramatic outbursts outlined by the violin sforzandi and parallel sixths in the piano writing, numerous short solo passages in both instruments culminate in a fiery climax. Quickly subsiding into the calmer yet now more melancholy strains of the earlier stages of the piece, the ending is somewhat incomplete. This seems to suggest a continuous turn of events alluded to in the music,


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  • Soloist(s)
    Alexandra Wood, violin; Huw Watkins, piano
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