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Sheet Music

Published: 22 July 1994

Duration: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult - Difficult

ISBN: 9780193620193


Bookseller Code (32)

Michael Berkeley

Concerto for Viola

Conductor's score and parts on hire

Forces or Category: Solo viola & full orchestra

Orchestration: vla solo, 2 fl (I+picc), 2 ob (I+ca), 2 cl (I+bcl), 2 bn (I+cbn), 3 tpt (all+flugel, I+tpt in D), 4 hn, 3 tbn, tba, timp, 4 perc (tbell, vib, tam (med), sz cym, w blk, BD, cbell, sus cym, crash cym, tom (low, med, high), SD) hp, str

The concerto is cast in a single movement. The first two thirds of the music is built over a slow pulse. Intervals derived from the whole tone scale (augmented 4ths and 5ths) provide the harmonic nucleus of the score. Throughout the music the soloist weaves in and out of the orchestral texture, sometimes riding the growing waves of sound and sometimes being overtaken by it. In the last third of the concerto the music breaks into a much faster tempo and the viola is pushed to the bottom of its compass where it feverishly races around like a trapped insect, constantly striving to rise above its orchestral surroundings.

Price: Available on Request

Sheet Music

Published: 22 July 1994

Duration: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult - Difficult

ISBN: 9780193620193


Bookseller Code (32)

Michael Berkeley

Concerto for Viola

Conductor's score and parts on hire

Forces or Category: Solo viola & full orchestra

Orchestration: vla solo, 2 fl (I+picc), 2 ob (I+ca), 2 cl (I+bcl), 2 bn (I+cbn), 3 tpt (all+flugel, I+tpt in D), 4 hn, 3 tbn, tba, timp, 4 perc (tbell, vib, tam (med), sz cym, w blk, BD, cbell, sus cym, crash cym, tom (low, med, high), SD) hp, str

The concerto is cast in a single movement. The first two thirds of the music is built over a slow pulse. Intervals derived from the whole tone scale (augmented 4ths and 5ths) provide the harmonic nucleus of the score. Throughout the music the soloist weaves in and out of the orchestral texture, sometimes riding the growing waves of sound and sometimes being overtaken by it. In the last third of the concerto the music breaks into a much faster tempo and the viola is pushed to the bottom of its compass where it feverishly races around like a trapped insect, constantly striving to rise above its orchestral surroundings.

Price: Available on Request

Sheet Music

Published: 22 July 1994

Duration: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult - Difficult

ISBN: 9780193620193


Bookseller Code (32)