The piece is based on a Macedonian folk melody which appears in a disguised form in the first movement and in full in the final movement. The violin part includes a number of flexible cadenzas for the soloist although guidelines and possible material are provided. The first movement sees the soloist generally in opposition to the ensemble. However, in the second and third movements there is a gradual move to closer integration between the two parties.
First Performance: June 2005 at Spitalfields Festival, COMA London and Darragh Morgan
Commissioned by CoMA and Darragh Morgan, Open Score 2005
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