Arpeggiare Variations

Arpeggiare Variations was commissioned by the violinist Fenella Humphreys as part of her Bach2TheFuture project.

Fenella was frustrated by a lack of solo works to perform alongside the Bach unaccompanied sonatas and partitas. A Kickstarter and remarkable fundraising drive ensued, and mine was one of six new works she was able to commission for the project.. the others by Sally Beamish, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse, Piers Hellawell and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

The new works were recorded by Fenella across two critically acclaimed discs for Champs Hill Records. The second of these releases , which opens with Arpeggiare Variations, received BBC Music Magazine's 2018 Instrumental Award.

"It’s not often that you can say that a commission, or set of commissions, fills a genuine hole in the repertoire. However, that’s precisely what Fenella Humphreys has bestowed upon the musical world with ‘Bach 2 the Future" - Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice

For solo violin


01 Tema

02 Assertivo

03 Tarantella

04 Lento

05 Ritorno

Recording perf. Fenella Humphreys