Excerpt of a performance by Ann Elliot-Goldschmid, violin.
for solo violin
(also version for solo viola)
"Cluck Old Hen Variations," for solo violin (2004) is based on the traditional Appalachian banjo tune “Cluck Old Hen,” the piece is in fact more of a fantasy than a traditional variation form, with the theme threading throughout the piece in the manner of a leitmotiv. Numerous techniques and idioms from bluegrass music merge with classical material, to form a music that occupies the space between violin and fiddle repertoire.
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Live performance by Karen Bentley Pollick