The following abbreviations will be used:
- VLN=Violin VLA=Viola VC=Violincello VLO=Violone DB=Double Bass STRORCH=String Orchestra TMP=Tamboura (Indian drone instrument) GTR=Guitar PNO=Piano
|Five Rasa for Solo Violin1||VLN / TMP||13:00|
|Variations for Violin or Viola2||VLN or VLA||12:00 Play|
|Recitative and Scherzo||VLN / PNO||06:54 Play|
|Scherzo of Fools3||VC or VLO||06:00|
|Fool and Angel Entering A City*4||DB (solo)||13:00 Play|
|Fanfare for Double Basses*||DBs (5)||01:20|
|Ode to St. Kilda*5||DBs (4)||05:30|
|Ballade for Kari* (U)||DB / PNO||03:00|
|The Serene Kingdom6||STRORCH||06:30|
|The Procession of Fools6||STRORCH||06:00|
|The March of the Jesters6||STRORCH||07:30|
|The Wounded Angel7||GTR (solo)||09:00 Play|
|Euterpe8 (Homage to Debussy's Syrinx)||DB (solo) or VC (solo)||02:56 Play|
|Posta8||DB (solo) or VC (solo)||01:11 Play|
|Neptune8 (After a drawing by da Vinci)||DB (solo) or VC (solo)||03:13 Play|
- This piece is influenced by Indian classical music. However, it can be performed without the tamboura.
- The theme is original and the piece may be performed either on the violin or viola.
- The violone is a Baroque instrument, a precursor of the modern double bass. This Scherzo of Fools is completely different from the composer’s piece for clarinet and string quartet with the same name.
- After a painting by the British artist Cecil Collins (1908-1990).
- An international prize winner, it is a tone poem describing the Scottish island of St. Kilda.
- All these pieces were commissioned by Malden New Strings, a youth orchestra. There should be a minimum of 4 violins, 4 violas, 2 cellos and 1 double bass.
- This piece is different from the one for flutes also entitled The Wounded Angel.
- These pieces have now been transcribed for solo cello by the composer under the title Three Portraits for Solo Cello. The recordings are the cello version.