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Very Fast and High Chromatic Motif
Question about the playability of this 8 bar chromatic part for divisi 1st violins section.
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July 2, 2013 - 12:22 pm
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Hi

 

I hope you don't mind me asking a quick question about the violin.

 

I am writing a piece for full orchestra and have written a part for the 1st violins (divisi). However, it is a very high and fast chromatic part and I am fearful it may be unplayable.

 

If you have the time please would someone mind giving your brief thoughts on whether a group of violins (rather than a virtuoso violinist) could play this part?

 

Here is a link to the notation...

 

http://i127.photobucket.com/al.....g~original

 

Thank you very much,

Darren Prescott

Brighton, UK

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No problem playing that Darren though at that tempo I suggest you tie the triplets. The slur will keep the section more together. It might not be perfect as a group but I'm sure you'll get the effect you are looking for.

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Fiddlerman said

No problem playing that Darren though at that tempo I suggest you tie the triplets. The slur will keep the section more together. It might not be perfect as a group but I'm sure you'll get the effect you are looking for.

Hi,

 

Sorry about the late reply - I have only just seen your post.

 

Thank you very much for your advise. It is very helpful. :)

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