ComposerTony Hatch
DifficultyGrade 8
Formatscore and parts(download)
PublisherStringbin under licence from Sony/ATV Music
ArrangerRobin Wedderburn
Instrumentsviolin, violin, viola and cello
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Picture of Sheet music  for violin, violin, viola and cello. An adventurous string-quartet arrangement of Tony Hatch's 1964 classic, made famous by the singing of Petula Clark.

Tony Hatch's 1964 classic is given an adventurous arrangement which goes beyond a basic, microwaveable 'gig-convenient' treatment. Although it requires technical skill and proper ensemble rehearsal the arrangement sets out to be grateful and rewarding to play. A slow introduction, suggesting the melancholy of solitude ('When you're alone and life is making you lonely...'), with wisps of the main melody drifting in and out, leads into the song itself in faster tempo, bringing the consolation of bright lights and urban bustle.

This would make an excellent concert item or encore - or indeed, once mastered, a very suitable piece of gig repertoire.

Duration: about 2½ minutes

N.B. : For copyright reasons this arrangement can't be sold in the USA or Japan.

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