for four violins
duration: 3-4 minutes
FourScore was written in 1992 specifically for the Geelong Orchestral Composers Competition,
where it was the winning work. As an ex-string player I wanted to write an energetic and up-tempo work based upon motor-type rhythms that would be both challenging and fun to play – it has been described as containing â€œthe energy and beauty of Vivaldi, but in a twentieth century idiom.â€
FourScore follows a largely ternary (three-part ABA) structure, with the opening material returning at its conclusion, altered for reasons of contrast.
notes by Matthew Hindson.
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This piece is a suitable work for performance as part of the NSW Higher School Certificate Music Examination.