Pulsations

  • Concerto for violin No.1 *
  • 1978
  • 33'

The Wheel of Fire, 14’; Sunday Afternoon, 8’; Between the Planets, 8’.
A virtuoso concerto (*originally intended for amplified or electric violin) combining elements of jazz, rock, Broadway, and Hollywood in the form of a classical concerto.
Commissioned by Arthur Polson and CBC Radio.
Performances: Premiere: Arthur Polson violin, CBC Winnipeg Orchestra, Brian Priestman, conductor, 1978;
Also, Arthur Polson violin, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; Erich Kunzel, conductor, multiple performances, 1984;
Mark Lupinsky violin, Toronto Community Orchestra, James McKay, conductor.
Difficulty: excellent youth/community to professional orchestra.
Instrumentation: 3222 /4331 /timp/2 perc /drums /piano electric=acoustic/electric bass /electric guitar/strings
Score for sale (orchestra parts – rental) (piano rehearsal reduction of orchestra in preparation)
Recorded, Polson, Kunzel London Symphony Orchestra, 1986. On the CDs Music of Victor Davies and Pulsations

Pulsations….brought a standing ovation that was an expression of the delight felt throughout the house”. Kip Park – Winnipeg Tribune.

..vintage Davies, vitality, energy, and an unending stream of tuneful toe tapping melodies.” Sid Robinovitch – Border Crossings

…Sunday Afternoon…this beautiful lyric melody…” Michael Burton – Sound and Vision

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