Unaccompanied repertoire for violin is hard to come by. I’m giving away my bowed/fingered edition of this jazzy violin caprice below (free). Enjoy!
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Listen to the piece here:
Also, check out this stellar interpretation by Ukrainian violinist Oleh Kalaida, who performed my Caprice and produced this video with Peter Vawter:
Many violinists have told me that they would like to have more contemporary music to perform. This piece both welcomes improvisation and allows you to perform fully as written. It synthesizes elements of traditional repertoire such as Bach, Paganini, Rode, Dont, and Ysaye, with my own melodic and harmonic vocabulary influenced by jazz and other contemporary styles.
“Postlude” is a composition for unaccompanied violin included in my 2015 release on Resonance Records, American Spirit. Any original work, and especially a solo piece, is imperative to my personal artistic identity. This piece also fits with the theme of American Spirit, i.e., a new world growing out of old world traditions. I hoped that making a connection to the classical community would create a bridge for non-jazz listeners to other material on the album. Part of my mission as an educator is to break down barriers between jazz, classical music, and the participatory culture.
Please feel free to share this with other violinists and let me know what you think in the comments below.
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