EPILOGUE FOR SOLO VIOLIN
An arrangement of the closing viola solo from the oratorio 'Benedictus' Published by:
Highbridge Music Ltd Commissioned by:
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The music was originally composed for solo viola to begin and end Howard Blake’s oratorio ‘Benedictus’ and at the first performance in Worth Abbey in 1980 it was played by the great violist Frederick Riddle. After a performance at St Albans Cathedral in 2019, critic Roderick Dunnett of 'The Church Times' wrote “The finishing touch of the viola solo was one of genius.” The version for solo violin was recorded on film during the lockdown by violinist Alan Parmenter at the composer's studio in Kensington, 18th June 2020. See Howard Blake Official YouTube.
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Dramatic oratorio for tenor, speaker, chorus, solo viola and orchestra commissioned by Victor Farwell, Abbot of Worth, for the 1500th anniversary of St. Benedict of Nursia b.480 AD
'BENEDICTUS [ORIGINAL SEMI-STAGED VERSION]'
Dramatic oratorio for tenor soloist, speaker,SATB chorus, solo viola and orchestra [first performance version, not publicly available] To listen to an excerpt refer to opus 282.
'PRELUDE FOR SOLO CELLO'
Concert work adapted from the prelude to the dramatic oratorio 'Benedictus' for solo viola