What's Your Name?
Composer: Paul Harris
Catalogue no: QT95 | ISMN 979-0-708-01595-6
26 fun duets for two beginner violinists - from the pen of the prolific and esteemed educationalist and composer, Paul Harris. Accompanied by 26 short and witty poems which will appeal to both young and old!
I always feel that one cannot have
enough duets in the school bag, so
these easy duets were immediately
attractive to me.
Both parts being equally simple and
sounding beautiful together, they are
useful for sight-reading and endorsing
other work such as a sense of pulse as
well as being pleasurable. However,
based on names, the collection
doesn't always sit comfortably since
the names are a bit retro - 'Archibald',
'Belladonna' etc. Also, it isn't always
clear how the name has inspired the
rhythm. In the first piece "Ar-chi' is
written out to match the first two notes,
but in subsequent pieces the players
are left to their own devices to
understand how the rhythm connects
to the name inspiring the tune.
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Queen's Temple Publications was founded in 1995 to make available interesting and useful wind chamber music, such as Sir Malcolm Arnold's important Wind Quintet Op. 2. Since then we have expanded to include music for piano, guitar, choral music and much more. Our publications have been selected by the major examination boards worldwide.
Our composers also include James Rae, Iain Hamilton, Charles Camilleri, Paul Harris, Timothy Bowers and many others. So if you are looking for fresh and unusual new repertoire, look no further!