Violin part from DUMKA op95. Vln, pf

4 minutes
Modern classical music

DUMKA Op.95 for violin and piano. The title of this work, written in Keele in June 1996, means "a short meditation" or "a short ballad". My music is seldom based on folk tones, but here the listener could catch a hint of the Russian song "Vesyolyi Razgovor" ("Merry Talk"), a striking example of black humour � its text and tune not merry at all, but incredibly sad. The piece was written for two pupils of Alleyn's School in Dulwich, Kate Robinson and Ben Wallfish, who first played it there on 17th June 1997. Later I used both themes of the piece for the music to TV film "GULAG". (Available on MRCD017 or MRCD020 - see my website).

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