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Music score readily available from
Flexi-Fingers Publications. Follow the links below for a complete listing of works available by Rosalind Carlson.
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