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Contemporary Duets

for two violins

Year:  2010   ·  Duration:  20m

Year:  2010
Duration:  20m

Composer:   Tabea Squire

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 2-6, 13, 18

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The aim of these duets is to introduce young violinists at a tertiary level to aspects of contemporary composition which they may not have encountered in more conventional repertoire. They were written by Tabea Squire following her research on the subject of 'difficulties faced by young violinists in learning contemporary music', as part of her independent study at the NZSM in 2010.

Difficulty note

Suitable for tertiary level, young professionals and experienced professional violinists

Contents note

  1. Quintuplets
  2. Septuplets
  3. Patterns
  4. Uneven Time Signatures
  5. Consolidation 1
  6. Consolidation2
  7. Scalic Patterns
  8. Quarter-tones
  9. Harmonics, 1
  10. Harmonics, 2
  11. 'Do as I say'
  12. Finale

Performance history

Performed by Tabea Squire and Hester Bell-Jordan in 2010, at the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, in Wellington.

Performed by Tabea Squire and Karla Norton, presented by the SMP Ensemble.

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