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Mother Hen and the Chicks for violin and piano

Instrumental Music / Strings - Violin and Piano

 

"Mother Hen and the Chicks" in D minor, violin and piano - 1998 - duration approx. 2 minutes

In this simple composition Rosalind Carlson has captured imaginatively in the violin, features of the hen and of her chickens.

 

These features are:

 

The "clucking" of the mother hen on repeated staccato note figures, as the hen talks to her chicks.

The "chirping" of the chicks - spiccato.

Other string devices include pizzicato and harmonics.  An expressive cantabile melody gives a lyrical contrast in the middle section.  Here the piano supports this melody in harp-like arpeggiated chords.

 

The music ends in an exciting short coda for the violin and piano.  The music is in Ternary form - A A B A Coda

 

The work is highly recommended for Grades 2 and 3.  It is a splendid concert piece for young performers.

 

Published by Flexi-Fingers in 2006