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
Availability: Music scores and cassette tape are available from Flexi-Fingers. See order form.
CDs and Scores are available for viewing at the library of the Australian Music Centre, including the above work. Follow the link below for a complete listing of works by Rosalind Carlson available from the library: