Category Archives: Strings

Clarinet Quartet

RM974 Clarinet Quartet Firth
RM974 Clarinet Quartet Firth

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RM974e Clarinet Quartet Firth
RM974e Clarinet Quartet Firth

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2011 Duration: 11 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello Chamber Music, Clarinet Chamber Music, Viola Chamber Music, Violin Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720129-08-2 Catalogue: RM974
Level: D Country: Australia

Kangaroo

RM937 Kangaroo Bright VLN
RM937 Kangaroo Bright VLN

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RM937e Kangaroo Bright VLN
RM937e Kangaroo Bright VLN

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Composer: Colin Bright
Composed: 2011 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720119-33-5 Catalogue: RM937
Level: D Country: Australia

Seasons (4 movements)

RM984 Seasons (4 movements) Eslami SHAK/PNO/VLN/VC
RM984 Seasons (4 movements) Eslami SHAK/PNO/VLN/VC

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RM984e Seasons (4 movements) Eslami SHAK/PNO/VLN/VC
RM984e Seasons (4 movements) Eslami SHAK/PNO/VLN/VC

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Composer: Amirhossein Eslami Mirabadi
Composed: 2010 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello Chamber Music, Flute Chamber Music, Piano Chamber Music, Shakuhachi, Violin Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720129-18-1 Catalogue: RM984
Level: D Country: Iran

Sonata

RM983 Sonata  Firth VLN/PNO
RM983 Sonata Firth VLN/PNO

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RM983e Sonata  Firth VLN/PNO
RM983e Sonata Firth VLN/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2010 Duration: 25 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin & Piano Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720129-17-4 Catalogue: RM983
Level: E Country: Australia

Performed by Glenn Murray

This work represents my first attempt at writing a substantial work for the violin and I am thrilled to dedicate it to my dear friend, Glenn Murray. Glenn and I have beed friends for twenty years now and it is largely thanks to him that I have been able to find the inspiration to write this work. Over the years Glenn has shared not only his wealth of string playing knowledge but also well his great collection of violin recordings with me.

I purposely set out to write a violin work that is different from most of the other standard repertoire works for the violin. Each movement represents a style of music that I enjoy writing and listening to and it is hoped that performers that select this work to play with also listen to the musical styles that each movement requires some aural awareness of. After all, I believe that as composers that we can never fully write everything that we hear in our heads on the page and that at least 30 percent or more of the stylistic content and tonal nuances has to be provided by the performer’s experience and technical expertise of the style that they are interpreting. Some of the more obvious stylistic forms present in this work are:

  • Romantic Music of the 18-19th century,
  • Romantic styled movie string music.
  • Cuban, Latin and tango music and in particular the music of Astor Piazzolla.
  • The virtuosic style of Pagannini, JS Bach and rock music in the style of the 1970-’80’s will be called upon in the 4th movement and to a much lesser degree that of funk and jazz in the cadenza.

Cheers and enjoy! Andy Firth (Sept. 2012).

Do Not Go Gently Into The Night

RM829 Do Not Go Gently Into The Night Beck VC/PNO
RM829 Do Not Go Gently Into The Night Beck VC/PNO

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Composer: Gavin Beck
Composed: 2011 Duration: 9 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello & Piano Level D
ISMN: 979-0-720114-27-9 Catalogue: RM829
Level: D Country: Australia

Vigour, Rigour, Jigger (3 pieces)

RM921 Vigour, Rigour, Jigger (3 pieces) Caffrey VLN
RM921 Vigour, Rigour, Jigger (3 pieces) Caffrey VLN

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Composer: Greg Caffrey
Composed: 2008 Duration: 9 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720119-17-5 Catalogue: RM921
Level: E Country: Ireland

A Collection for Cello (9 pieces)

RM891 A Collection for Cello (9 pieces) Birch VC
RM891 A Collection for Cello (9 pieces) Birch VC

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Composer: Leonard Birch
Composed: 2010, 2011 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello Solo Level B, Cello Solo Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720114-88-0 Catalogue: RM891
Level: Country: Australia

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