Welcher, Dan Cowboy & the Rattlesnake, The

Violin Solos - Unaccompanied

  • Welcher, Dan

    Cowboy & the Rattlesnake, The

    21st Century (1999). When Dan Welcher was commissioned to create a solo work for the 2014 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, it was suggested that he incorporate some local color - either Texan or American to commemorate the year's competition being held in Austin. Welcher found the traditional songs The Dying Cowboy and Rattlesnake, and made a two-part (slow-fast) composition. The first section consists of three "verses" of The Dying Cowboy, beginning simply and ending with virtuosic effects. This leads directly into a continuously varied rendition of Rattlesnake, a perpetual motion song about getting away from the varmint. The music is one long accelerando, with flashes of bravura and Paganini-like flourishes. For advancedperformers. -the publisher
    • Category: Violin Solos - Unaccompanied
    • Item: 105198
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