Bagatelle for Violin

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“Bagatelle for Violin” is based on Psalm 112, and is structured in a similar way (with a little alteration – I swapped the first and last sections!):

  • A – Curse on the longings of the wicked
  • B – Blessings of righteousness
  • C – Blessings in adversity
  • B – Blessings of being gracious and compassionate
  • C – Blessings in adversity
  • B – Blessings in righteousness
  • A – Blessedness of those who delight in wisdom

 

The harmony in this piece moves very rapidly, sometimes lasting just one 1/8th note or quaver, and the melodic movement is more contemporary than the six quest pieces before it. Generally playable by any competent violinist with only a few passages that might be challenging.

 

  • 2.5 minutes
  • Unaccompanied violin – perfect for a recital showcase
  • Facebook comment: “Very pleasant and soothing”

 

Audio:

 

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