ComposerDenis Betro
Difficultymoderate and advanced
Formatsheet music X 2 copies
Instrumentsviolin and cello
Printed sheet music
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Picture of Sheet music  by Denis Betro. A violinist and cellist play off each other for three movements and boogie their way to the finish.

Three Shades of Blue for Violin and Cello

Programme Note

Three Shades of Blue was naively conceived as a work for Cello with Violin accompaniment. However, the Violin, accustomed to star billing wasn't having any of it.

The Cello begins the first theme, but a few bars later the Violin steals it, extends it, and tries to keep it. This results in a skirmish, with neither instrument giving way - a scrappy, unyielding and relentless bombilation of blue murder. The movement ends, not in an agreement, but in a truce.

The second movement is a peace discussion, more subdued, but alive with tension. Each instrument tries to out-filibuster the other with empirical viewpoints 'til they're blue in the face.

Finally, deciding they can get on with each other in a hopeful blue skies type of atmosphere, they embark on a reconciliatory third and final movement and boogie their way to the finish.

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