Four Portraits IV Always Busy

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@Mr Always Busy' was just that….but never too busy to care for the children or to attend to requests from staff colleagues. As the school was on three levels (plus a 'tank-room' in the attic) it was often difficult to discern where he was,as he attended to so many different practical tasks. A Moto perpetuo-type composition seeemed to me the best way of portraying him in sound and the boxed text in the score suggests the sort of calls that might be heard betimes at school. Remember that, as with the other three 'Portraits' this was originally written for the Junior String Orchestra of Cork School of Music; wind parts are NOT essential.

Score ID
Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Large mixed ensemble
Classical music

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