Concertino for 2 Solo Violins and Strings

May 2013 – Duration; approx. 10 minutes

Standard of solo parts; Approx. Grade 7/8

There are 4 arrangements available:

School Arrangement – 2 Solo violins, Violins 1, 2 and 3 and cellos. The cello part does divide into 2 in places throughout.

Standard Arrangement – 2 solo violins, Violins 1 and 2, violas, cellos and double basses

Piano reduction – for 2 solo violins and piano

Arrangement for Flute, violin and piano

 

The piece is light-hearted and tuneful and in simple ternary form. The outer sections are perky, playful and dance-like, and they frame a slow, luscious middle section where the soloists have some high harmonics.

I would guess that the orchestral players would need to be at about Grade 4/5 upwards to manage this comfortably.

Here is a link to a performance of this piece on Utube. Many thanks to Gary Woolf and the Banda Di Musica and the two soloists; Lutz Wenners and Uli Kiefner.

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