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Robin Wedderburn
ALONE IN THE HILLS for string orchestra (or quintet)
Goodmusic Concert Capers Series GMCC028

Catalogue Number: GMCC028

Difficulty level: A What's this?

ISMN: 9790222273160

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Orchestration
Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola (or Violin 3)
Cello 1, Cello 2, Double Bass [optional]

This piece, along with its two companion pieces ("Waltz for Gentle Giants" and "Winter Jig"), is scored for strings with two cello parts. It may either be played as a string-orchestra item or as a chamber item for string quintet. When played with string orchestra the ideal state of affairs is the presence of double bass(es), enough cellos to allow both cello parts to balance the higher parts well, and a satisfactory viola section. The double bass part, however, may be left out and the violin 3 part (inevitably a bit of a makeshift but perfectly acceptable) may either double or even replace the viola. For chamber use, with one player to a part, violin 3 could replace viola and the double bass part might even be added to good effect if played with tact.
It is hoped that these pieces may be especially suitable for string orchestras where the cello section is quite well-stocked and for double-cello quintets for whom Boccherini’s Grampians are daunting and Schubert’s Everest still only a dream . . . . . .
Duration 3½ minutes
A PACK comprises one full score, string parts 4/4/3/3/4/4/2

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