Sailors Waltz

  • Violin, Viola, Cello
  • Key = B Minor
  • Difficulty = Grade 2
  • Length = 1.5 mins
  • Completed October 2014

A sad waltz with a nautical feel to it. The score has six parts (three melody parts, three easy rythmn parts) repeats can be added.

Custard Cream Waltz

  • Solo Violin
  • Key = D Major
  • Difficulty = Grade 3
  • Length = 2 mins
  • Completed August 2014

A happy strong waltz with a melody line inspired by one of my favourite biscuits. Note: This piece can also be played an octave lower for those who cannot shift to 3rd position.

The Shed Lament

  • Solo Violin
  • Key = D Minor
  • Difficulty = Grade 2
  • Length = 2.5 mins
  • Completed June 2014

An original solo piece in miserable D minor, lamenting the destruction of an old shed. Liberties can be taken with tempo throughout.

Absent Friends

  • Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Key = C Major
  • Difficulty = Grade 1
  • Length = 3 mins
  • Completed May 2014

A slow moving and slow changing piece with more solo for cello. It's a reflection on the thoughts of absent friends as they waft in and out of your mind.

Brother and Sister

  • Duet for Violin and Cello
  • Key = D Major
  • Difficulty = Grade 3
  • Length = 5 mins
  • Completed Feb 2014

An original piece in a chamber style, where the violin and cello respond to each other. Inspired by the play-times with my sister when we were young.

The Melancholy Drunk

  • Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello
  • Key = C Minor
  • Difficulty = Grade 2
  • Length = 2 mins
  • Completed Jan 2014

An original piece with a lurching, repeating, slight lumbering quality to it, like a drunk overcome with sombre thoughts.

Abide With Me

  • Duet for 2 Violins and 2 Cellos
  • Key = Eb Major
  • Difficulty = Grade 1 to 3
  • Length = <1 min
  • Completed Jan 2014

A four part harmony based on the original melody. Two violin parts and two cello parts (includes original melody in one cello part).

Twinkle Twinkle

  • Duet for Violin and Cello
  • Key = D Major
  • Difficulty = Grade 1 to 2
  • Length = 1 min
  • Completed Nov 2013

My first variation and harmony ever - is based around Twinkle Twinkle. This version is quite dissonant with a couple of tricky slurs.