Category Archives: Viola Solo

Whole Steps (7 pieces)

RM616 Whole Steps (7 pieces) Barrett VLA
RM616 Whole Steps (7 pieces) Barrett VLA
Printed Book
Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720100-45-6 Catalogue: RM616
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Contents: Captain Fred, Rikitiki Plop, Doodly What's It, Lookin' at Cha Cha Cha, Slinkissimmo, The Little Rag Rag, Three Out of Four

Etude

RM615 Etude Kerry VLA
RM615 Etude Kerry VLA

Printed Book

Composer: Gordon Kerry
Composed: 1999 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Viola Grade AMUSA
ISMN: 979-0-720100-44-9 Catalogue: RM615
Level: D Country: Australia

Written during a Fellowship from the Australia Council, which I was awarded in 1999, my Etude for solo viola was composed for Esther van Stralen, who had given terrific performances of my Viola Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra a few years before.

This piece, which exploits the wide range of tone-colours and technical effects of which she is capable, is very much for her. She is its dedicatee, and made many helpful suggestions about certain practical aspects. Moreover, the piece is built around a musical spelling of Esther’s name heard at the outset: E flat (‘es’ in German), C (from ‘ut’ – the designation of this note in solmisation), B (‘h’ in German), E and D (from ‘re’).

Antiphon

RM623 Antiphon Kerry VLA
RM623 Antiphon Kerry VLA

Printed Book

Composer: Gordon Kerry
Composed: 2010 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Viola Grade 6,
AMEB Viola Grade 8,
HSC Viola
ISMN: 979-0-720100-52-4 Catalogue: RM623
Level: C Country: Australia

In 2000, the World Community for Christian Meditation held its annual John Main Seminar in Belfast. The theme for the seminar was ‘The Way of Peace’ and it was addressed by, among others, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the then president of Ireland Mary McAleese and the group’s current leader Fr Laurence Freeman. Australian violist Sheelah Treflé Hidden asked me for a short piece to perform at the event’s opening at the Waterfront Hall. In Catholic liturgy an antiphon is the single verse of a psalm repeated at various points to crystallise the main idea of that day’s psalm and readings.

Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces)

RM620 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett VLA
RM620 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett VLA

Printed Book

Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Viola
ISMN: 979-0-720100-49-4 Catalogue: RM620
Level: B, C Country: Australia

My First Jazz Collection (10 pieces)

RM619 My First Jazz Collection (10 pieces) Barrett VLA
RM619 My First Jazz Collection (10 pieces) Barrett VLA

Printed Book

Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2007 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720100-48-7 Catalogue: RM619
Level: A - Easy Country: Australia

Half Steps (13 pieces)

RM614 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett VLA
RM614 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett VLA

Printed Book

Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720100-43-2 Catalogue: RM614
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Leap Frog, The Accidental Spy, Tree Fellas of Sherwood , The BIG Test , The Tricky Finish, Trickie Dickie , Triple Treat , Three Blind Rats , Tiptoe Through the Paddock , Old Blue , The Lonely Hiccup , David and his Big Friend, Cha Cha No. 1

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