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Melody for the G string, Op 47
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1917; in G flat major; first performed by Lionel Tertis and Bowen on 7 July 1917; published in 1923 by Swan & Co; Andante tranquillo

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'Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano' (CDA67651/2)
Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano
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Track 9 on CDA67991/2 CD1 [5'12] 2CDs

Melody for the G string, Op 47
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Published by Swan & Co in 1923 and later reissued by Josef Weinberger, the Melody for the G string was conceived for violin or viola playing in the same octave register. Accordingly it confines itself to darker hues and a modest range of pitch, its technical challenges arising from its key, G flat major. Assuming an accompanist of professional standing, Bowen is able to embellish and elevate a simple conceit by pianistic and harmonic means. The result is a gently affecting statement in ternary form and triple time, dominated by the rhythm presented in the violinist’s opening notes.

from notes by Francis Pott © 2013

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