The first movement First Waltz is a delicate waltz, very English in spirit. TheLopsided Polka is just that (imagine three old ladies playing in the Pump Room in Bath, with none of them able to agree on the time signatures or the rhythms in this polka. Valse d'Amour is a beautiful melody played on the 'cello, whose intention it is to remind the listener of the love theme from a turn of the century operetta, andMidsummer Waltz is a happy forward looking dance, simple and straightforward with a charm all of its own. For colleges, conservatories and professionals.
Review: "A charming four-movement suite for the popular combination of flute, ‘cello and piano trio, comprising 4 dances light-hearted in style and very accessible. This is definitely a worthwhile addition to the repertoire and one which I have added to the collection of music for my Hilser Trio. First Waltz is lively and fun with much interplay between the parts. Lopsided Polka has regular changes of time signature and is more rhythmically complex, but still with a lively dance-like feel and fun to play. Valse D’Amour has a more leisurely and romantic feel as the title suggests - it is essentially a solo for ‘cello with a rippling arpeggiated piano accompaniment, with the flute tacet throughout. Midsummer Waltz is more of a duet between flute and ‘cello, again lively, bringing the work to a triumphant close. A nice light contrast to an otherwise classical programme for a concert." - Dr. Rachel Smith DMA, MA, BMus (Hons), FTCL - January 2013
Review: "This delightful suite of original, easy-listening pieces will lighten any concert or enhance any professional trio's 'gig book'." - New Issues, November 1994
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- First Waltz
- Lopsided Polka
- Valse D'Amour
- Midsummer Waltz