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Maconchy: Five Sketches

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  • Composer: Elizabeth Maconchy
  • Instrumentation: Viola
  • Work: Five Sketches
  • UPC: 884088808655
  • Size: 8.5 x 11.0 inches
  • Pages: 8


'Five Sketches' was commissioned by Nicholas Logie and first performed by him on 31 May 1984 at the Wigmore Hall.

Quoting Maconchy: "I have always had a particular affection for the viola with its dark tone-colour and its unlimited expressive range. I have tried in these pieces to explore that range and to make them well varied in rhythm and content. The note E which the work begins and ends serves as a sort of point d 'appui all through.'