Manduell, John - Recitative and Aria - Duet for Violin and Viola (or Cello)



This recently published duet for Violin and Viola (or Cello) provides a brief and tantalising glimpse of the composing genius of Sir John Manduell, best known as the founding principal of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).

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Written in memory of Peter Crossley-Holland, a former colleague at the BBC where Sir John Manduell was founding the BBC Music Programme, this superb duet was given a first performance by Richard Howarth (Violin) and Tom Dunn (Viola) at the Bridgewater Hall in August 2002.

While a short piece, there is plenty of technical challenge in this work, with the Recitative spanning the full range octaves leading on to an Aria in 11/8, featuring muted, pizzicato, double stopping and harmonic passages. 

Click titles to hear performed by Richard Howarth (Violin) and Tom Dunn (Viola) on the album Celtic Magic.

  1. Recitative

  2. Aria

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