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Five Pieces in the Alto Clef (1980-82)

music for the alto clef: viola/violin and viola

Richard Hoadley

Five Pieces in the Alto Clef (1980-82), music for the alto clef
Music by Richard Hoadley

Score on Issuu


Music written while I was learning the viola at the age of 17. I spent time with the viola in order to become more fluent in the alto clef. Here's the certificate of the Grade 3 exam I took in 1980:

Taking a grade 3 exam at the age of eighteen does not feel like a very cool thing to do. I wrote the pieces also in order to practice (as a trumpet player) writing for a stringed instrument.

Below are scans of the score. You can click on each page to see a higher definition version. As you can see, I'm interested in the visual appearance of the music, an interest that has continued to develop throughout my work.