BEAUTIFUL AND ORIGINAL SHEET MUSIC FOR BEGINNER STRINGS OF ALL AGES

THE BIG WHEEL

£5.75Price

An Ensemble Piece for 3 Violins, Cello and Piano


Standard: Easy/Moderate

 

Running time: 2 mins

 

“...I pictured a big wheel circling around and around, up and down, slowly and gently...not a huge Ferris wheel way off the ground, but rather one of the smaller ones you’d see at a fairground, designed for younger children.”

  • What you will receive....

    Your download will contain a PDF of the score and parts, plus an MP3 recording of the piece, and a further MP3 of just the piano part which can aid rehearsal and be used as a backing track for a performance.

     

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  • About the piece

    VISION

     

    One morning this particular tune came into my head. I had been trying to come up with a very simple tune in D major and as I thought more about this tune and began to formulate ideas for the piece as a whole, I saw a picture in my mind of a big wheel circling around and around, up and down, slowly and gently. This wasn’t a huge Ferris wheel way up off the ground, but rather one of the smaller ones that you see at fairgrounds, designed for younger children.

     

    The idea of the wheel rotating gently is the inspiration for this repetitive and steady music.

     

    PERFORMANCE NOTES

     

    I wanted to create a piece that was technically simple and that could be played by beginners of around Grade 2 standard, hence the easy to moderate rating. Even though children with Grade 1 should be able to play a D and A major scale and arpeggio with a fair degree of comfort, I decided to recommend it for children of a grade higher because of having to play these scales and arpeggios with others.

     

    This piece has a piano accompaniment that is an integral part of the piece.