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I was in the Cafe with the score of the Double Concerto ( Solo Violin and Cello with Orchestra ),  sipping my coffee whilst carefully examining the Orchestral Parts , a normal routine. A friend entered and we got into conversation brieflly but only long enough to distance me from the score but not entirely disconnect me.

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I had a discussion with Pete ,  (my Editor ) last night....How refreshing he is and what a gift. Young, wise, relaxed and truthful but always constructive and posseses a sense of humour!!

I was concerned that a two movement work could not be referred to as a Concerto. As Pete pointed out, Alban Berg's Violin Concerto has only two movements...this put my mind at rest and the work into perspective!

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Today was the day indeed!  Anne ( Cellist ) and Arnaud ( Violinist ) arrived from Nice at 10am. Both are members of Nice Philharmonic .We set to work straight away and for the first time I could hear what I had created.

This was a new experience for me because I have not written for Violin or Cello Solo Instrument before   Viola Yes ( Le Chant de Venus )....Orchestral Strings, yes..  I learned alot!!

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At last we have a rehearsal...a ' try out' of the Solo parts of the Double Concerto ' Venus Conjunct Mars'....Violinist and Cellist are coming up to Vence at 10am Thursday this week....will let you know how it goes. have a lovely evening all!!

 

If you recall, yesterday we spoke about the Fifth...the interval of a Fifth that is. Mercury rules no 5 and is about Communication.

I thought about it most of yesterday and in the evening sketched a few bars. Immediately I began, the title came to me ...as above. So, now we have or will have 3 movements to the Double Concerto. Does that matter? No. not really but for some reason it bothered me...it felt incomplete.

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