PDF of sheet music with program notes (A4 page size)
This PDF download comes with two version of music:
Version one is four pages long with larger music for easier readibility.
Version two is three pages long with smaller note size and less page turns and can fit on one standard music stand.
Duration: 7.5 minutes
Use vibrato when stopped strings are used instead of open strings, to highlight the variation in tone colour. Time should not be strict when performing this work. The performer should feel freedom to speed up or slow down wherever they feel the music wants to move faster or slower.
For David Rawlings’ (Dad’s) 70th Birthday.
This work is a little like a personal meditation in composition. I wrote it by playing the violin and focusing on the different tone colours and melodic themes and motifs that most made me feel a sense of calm and enjoyment. The enjoyment that was felt included both auditory enjoyment – what I felt when listening to the sounds of the music as I was playing them; as well as physical enjoyment – what I felt when using variation in rhythm and tempo in the bowing arm, and what I felt through using variation in left hand positioning and other movements over the violin in the left hand.
To put it simply, I wrote what felt good to play.
Bloom was first performed by Helen Bower for ‘An Afternoon at St Linus – Spring Edition’ at St Linus Church, Coburg North, VIC. on the 6th of November 2016.