Exam: HSC Violin

Fancies

RM642 Fancies Collins-Hanson VLN/PNO
RM642 Fancies Collins-Hanson VLN/PNO
Printed Book
Composer: Raymond Hanson
Composed: 1946 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Violin
ISMN: 979-0-720100-71-5 Catalogue: RM642
Level: D Country: Australia

Performed by Susan Collins & David Miller

1. Of an Elephant Who Dreamt he Danced Like a Faun
2. Of the Platypus Who Envied the Hawk in his Flight
3. Of a Fugue That Wished it Could Waltz

Roundabout

RM605 Roundabout Orlovich VLN
RM605 Roundabout Orlovich VLN
Printed Book
Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2002 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Violin
ISMN: 979-0-720100-34-0 Catalogue: RM605
Level: D Country: Australia

Roundabout (for solo violin, 2002) is a piece characterised by a playful, yet nervous energy. The title describes the manner in which the bars and phrases of music frequently “loop-the-loop” before taking off in a new direction. When composing the piece, I made use of a variety of violin performance techniques such as rapid-fire bowing of semiquavers and the alternating of bowed notes with left hand pizzicato. This brings a percussive vigour and a colourful mix of timbres to the narrative of the work.

Violin Suite

RM479 Violin Suite Collins VLN/PNO
RM479 Violin Suite Collins VLN/PNO
Printed Book
Composer: Brendan Collins
Composed: 2008 Duration: 8 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: ANZCA Violin Grade 5,
ANZCA Violin Grade 6,
ANZCA Violin Grade 7,
HSC Violin
ISMN: 979-0-720083-27-8 Catalogue: RM479
Level: D Country: Australia

1. Fiddler's Be Bop
2. Bowing 747
3. Groover's Manoeuvre