Journey to Joy

Journey to Joy is a new work for unaccompanied viola solo. Beginning in A Minor, Journey to Joy opens with a dirge. The double stop melody has A as a pedal tone throughout. The second section is a waltz. The low register of the viola is brought to the forefront. The pulse picks up and uses more of the viola’s upper register. The work accelerates and finishes in C Major with a jig. Journey to Joy is available as a digital download.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclestiastes 3:1

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Spring Recitals

Save the date!

20180422_080300.jpgThe Spring Recitals will take place at the Vanport Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 10 at 7 PM and Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM.

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Me and You Violin Duet

Me and You is a new violin duet in the key of D. Enjoy it with a friend for Valentine’s Day. It is entirely in first position. C sharp is needed on the G string. Slurs are also required. Me and You is available as a digital download.

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Frozen Cathedral

Written for unaccompanied violin, Frozen Cathedral is a terrific showcase for an advanced violinist. It is available as a digital download.

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High Point of the Day

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Song of the week 3

Piano: one hand 15 points

Piano: two hands, 5 point bonus

Piano: melody with chords, 10 point bonus

Violin: 15 points

Violin: bowed correctly, 5 point bonus

Violin: fourth position, 10 point bonus

Cello: 15 points

Cello: bowed correctly, 5 point bonus

Cello: played entirely with first finger, 10 point bonus

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Three’s the Charm

Three’s the Charm is a new trio in the key of G. Suitable for first and second year string players with piano. It is scored for violin, cello and piano. It can also be used with a bass playing the cello part. Three’s the Charm is available as a digital download.

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Winter Recital Pictures

 

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Song of the week 2

Piano: one hand 15 points

Piano: two hands, 5 point bonus

Piano: melody with chords, 10 point bonus

Violin: 15 points

Violin: third position, 5 point bonus

Violin: transposed key of D, 10 point bonus

Cello: 15 points

Cello: fourth position, 5 point bonus

Cello: thumb position, 10 point bonus

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Two At A Time

Two At a Time is a new duet in the key of C Major. It could be played by two cellists or two bassists. It could also be played by one bassist and one cellist. Two At a Time is available as a digital download.

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