VIOLA CONCERTO op.705 (March 2019)

An adaptation from the clarinet concerto
Published by: Highbridge Music. Score and parts on request from Highbridge Music
Commissioned by: Rosalind Ventris
Instrumentation: 1 fl, 2 ob, solo viola, 2 bsn, 2 hn, strings

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Duration: 22 mins
First Performance: tba

Related Works

'CLARINET CONCERTO - INVOCATION, CEREMONY AND ROUND DANCE' op.329a (November 2011) (Audio Sample Available)
(revised edition) Dame Thea King had commissioned the concerto and performed the premiere and recording with the ECO. She was delighted with it as written, but Martin Kingsbury, publishing director of Faber Music, insisted that it should be much more 'showy' and I had to rescore the solo part. Not surprisingly Thea was extremely upset and sadly refused to ever play it again.

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