Until the end of the February, you can download the music for Menuetto for violin and piano free of charge.
Menuetto was a a commission from intrepid violinist, Fenella Humphreys, who commissioned 5 new works from 5 UK composers to be performed alongside Sibelius’ Suite as part of the celebrations marking 150 years since the composers’ birth.
There’s something of the melancholy northern-European spirit in Sibelius’ music which always appeals to me: the musical world is often a delightful mixture which combines darkness with a sense of mischief and adventure. It is these two elements which I’ve drawn on for this rather melancholy minuet.
Sorry you missed out on your free copy – you can buy a copy here:
You can hear Menuetto performed by Fenalla Humphreys and pianist Timothy End as part of the 2015 Presteigne Festival here: