The Blue Bells of Scotland
Introduction, theme and variationsThis piece entitled The Blue Bells of Scotland was composed by Henry Farmer during the 19th century.
It consists of an introduction, the theme and four variations.
The theme is the Scottish folk song The Blue Bells of Scotland.
The variations features various technical challenges :
- staccato bowing in the cadences
- détaché bowing and bariolage in the first variation
- ricochet in the second variation
- sautillé in the last variation (labelled Finale)
This score is a transcription for viola and piano.
It is set in the key of D Major.
The viola part is appropriate for Grade 6 violists.
It is to be played in the first three positions.
Duration : 06:20
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