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Allegretto, Op 105
published by OUP in 1940; G major; for violin or cello

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Allegretto, Op 105
The Allegretto Op 105, in G major, was conceived for violin or cello and was issued by Oxford University Press in 1940. The ‘flattened seventh’ modality of its initial theme hints at folk-based inspiration, but chromaticisms soon creep in. The theme’s ponderous rate of harmonic change gently subverts the violinist’s whimsical aspirations. A more sustained central passage in C major affords contrast before the recapitulation.

from notes by Francis Pott © 2013

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