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Blue Work


for solo violin

Year:  1997   ·  Duration:  1m

Year:  1997
Duration:  1m

Composer:   James Gardner

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1

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This short piece was written as a twenty-first birthday present for clarinetist Esther Smaill. The melodic fragment heard at the outset soon skitters over its own unstable surface, mutates into fanfare-like repetitions, is spliced with momentary cantabile inserts, is interrupted by slow motion signposts, and blows itself out in a final burst of energy.

Dedication note

for Mark Menzies, with thanks

Performance history