Concerto Grosso (in One Movement) (1998)

for two solo violins and string orchestra

African Journal No 17b

Requested by Rosemary Nalden

Parts on hire

Publisher: Bardic Edition

Score BD in preparation

Duration: 4 minutes


First performance: Monday 13 July 1998; South African Broadcasting Corporation, Cape Town, South Africa; Buskaid Soweto String Project, Rosemary Nalden conductor.

Programme note

Not long after I had returned to South Africa, Rosemary Nalden asked me to arrange or compose some music for a CD of Christmas carols which the Buskaid Soweto String Project were shortly to record. I went to my ‘Carol of the Three Outas’, composed for the Brighton Youth Choir in the UK some years earlier, and reworked and extended it for string orchestra with two obbligato violin parts for the brilliant young leaders of the ensemble. It was first performed on 13 July 1998 at the SABC Cape Town by the Buskaid Soweto String Project conducted by Rosemary Nalden.


Orchestral works