for violin and piano

Jean Anderson
Jean Anderson
Composition Date: 2008
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
This is about letting go of memories and going on with life. The bright, carefree introduction leads to a lively melody shared back and forth between the instruments. A quiet transition leads to a slower section with flowing expressive melodies. This leads back to the intrduction and all the material is recapitulated in a shortened version and ends with a short coda.
2. Mystical Journey.
The whole movement is based on a four-bar chromatic melody and drone bass. It opens very quietly on the violin. Many variations follow, including the inversion of the melody and bass, the inversion of the melody, imitation, the original melody and its inversion played simultaneously, and exchanging parts between the instruments.
There are two climaxes: the second one being very intense. The piece ends very quietly.
3. Scherzo
There are two main sections. The first is a fleet melody ending with loud, syncopated chords. The second is slower, with a quiet, flowing melody. Both sections return and there is a fast, brilliant coda.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3211 A547jo
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Violin
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 6, 2008
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (14 p.) ;
    14 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Parts page count: 7
    1 part (7 p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Violin and piano
    1. Letting Go
    2. Mystical Journey
    3. Scherzo
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