Examination in Progress (for strings)

School Arrangement 1 – Full Score
School Arrangement 1 – Set Of Parts
Standard Arrangement 2 – Full Score
Standard Arrangement 2 – Set Of Parts

2009 – Examination in progress, for junior string orchestra. Commissioned by Gary Woolf. Duration: approx 4 minutes.

This short piece is comical in character and will have people smiling! It began life as a solo piano piece back in 1980 when I was at school and stressing over my first secondary school exams. Everywhere I looked in my school I was confronted with signs that read, “Silence! Examination In Progress”. A comical tune started up in my head and before I knew it it grew into a piano piece, which I wrote down and played daily to help myself cope with the stress of exams. When Gary asked for another Banda piece, I was excited to give this early little savior another chance at life as a piece for junior strings.

Two arrangements available;

No.1 – School Arrangement: for; Violins 1, 2 and 3, Cello 1 and 2.  


No.2 – Standard: for Violins 1 and 2, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. 


Recording by Banda Di Musica. Conducted by Gary Woolf.

School Arrangement Recording

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