Minuet For Margaret (June 2015)

The Minuet For Margaret is dedicated to my mother, Margaret (Pearl) Denny, and was written in June 2015 for Gary Woolf and the Banda Di Musica in Germany.

Its duration is about 6/7 minutes long and it is intended for junior strings. Violins 1 and 2 are of moderate difficulty, while the Violin 3/violas, cellos/basses are simpler.

There is a violin solo throughout (moderate difficulty), to be played by the Leader, but is not a concerto-style solo, but rather one that weaves in and out of the texture throughout the piece.

The piece is in a minuet and Trio style and is light, tuneful and fun.

There are 3 arrangements available:

School Arrangement: Violins 1, 2 and 3, Cellos 1 and 2

Standard Arrangement: Violins 1 and 2, violas, cellos, Double basses

Violin, flute and piano.  This arrangement is of a more advanced standard than the string orchestra arrangements and would suit players of approximately grade 7 upwards.

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