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Victor's Midi Music

Music scores of some of Victor's own compositions

The compositions listed below are available for immediate listening, with full score displayed on screen, using the Sibelius Scorch plug in, or using PDF files.  You can also print the scores for free, or transpose into any key and then print.  If you have the full program of Sibelius, you can also save the score, and read it into the Sibelius program.

Sibelius Scorch Versions Description Standard MIDI file Versions Instrumentation
California, from West to East The journey starts on the West coast of USA at Santa Monica in California. Here the beach culture is a dominant feaure of the Californian lifestyle, and the masses of young people enthusiastically playing volleyball on the wide sandy beaches are portrayed with some rhythmic and melodic snippets reminiscent of the Beach Boys' hit songs A serene contrast follows with wildflowers at Point Lobos, then San Francisco is energetically pictured, with quotes from two songs from the 1930s. Misty rocks at Big Sur portrays the sea splashing over rocks on a typical misty morning. Magical Carmel is a beautful peaceful place, represented by a sweeping lyrical tune. Lastly, the grandeur and majesty of Yosemite and the imposing mountain 'El Capitan' are portrayed California, from West to East Small symphony orchestra with strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpet, trombone and tuba.
South West, from West to East The dramatic opening was inspired by the power and scale of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Walnut Canyon, also in Arizona, was the home of a long-lost Indian tribe of hill-cave dwellers, named the Sinagua. (Spanish = 'without water'). The merry Hispanic Festival was inspired by a small town in the South-West where everyone spoke Spanish, the shops all sold Mexican food, and there was a happy, care-free carnival atmosphere everywhere. The story of the Pueblo peoples in New Mexico inspied the Pueblo Lament, which features the pentatonic minor scale typically played on native flutes by the Pueblo South West, from West to East Small symphony orchestra with strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpet, trombone and tuba.
New Orleans, from West to East The vibrant city of New Orleans is famous as the home of Dixieland jazz, and as the port at the mouth of the Mississippi River. These two elements dominate this movement. An energetic opening portrays the bustle on the levee. The tempo and style switches to pure New Orleans jazz, which was everywhere to be heard in the French Quarter. A stately journey along the Mississippi in a paddle-steamer rises to a majestic climax. This is followed by a quiet, whimsical tune inspired by the lesser known quarter called Algiers on the opposite side of the river. The rousing coda combines the jazz of the Vieux Carré with the paddle-steamer river theme. New Orleans, from West to East Small symphony orchestra with strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpet, trombone and tuba.
Savannah, from West to East The East coast of USA is reached at the port of Savannah. After a brief introduction, there is a "Colonial Sailor's Song" recalling the maritime aspects of Savannah's history. We then leave the wharf beside the Savannah river, to reach the tranqullity of Savannah's 200 year old squares, especially Chippewa Square where there is a monument to Ogglethorpe, founder of Savannah and of the colony of Georgia. A jolly tune follows "The planter's song". The next section depicts a cool and windy scene at Tybee Island's Atlantic beach. A military episode then depicts Fort Pulanski, including the breach of its walls by the Yankees during the Civil War. Lastly, a coda concludes this movement Savannah, from West to East Small symphony orchestra with strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpet, trombone and tuba.
Piano Trio in D - I - moderato The first movement, marked moderato, has canonic entries and some contrapuntal melodies, somewhat influenced by J.S.Bach Piano Trio in D - 1st Movt Piano, violin and cello
Piano Trio in D - II - andante The slow 2nd movement, marked andante, is a lyrical melody, a little reminiscent of Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in D - 2nd Movt Piano, violin and cello
Piano Trio in D - III - minuet & trio The third movement is a minuet and trio, in the classical style of Mozart and Haydn Piano Trio in D - 3rd Movt Piano, violin and cello
Piano Trio in D - IV - rondo The 4th and last movement is a rondo, marked allegro, possibly a little reminiscent of the romantic style of Schubert and Schumann Piano Trio in D - 4th Movt Piano, violin and cello
Aspirations Overture This short overture for orchestra was inspired by Tchaikovsky's 5th and 6th Symphonies, and his Romeo and Juliet Overture. It employs a harp, tinkle bell, solo violin and solo cello, in addition to the standard classical orchestra.
Originally written in 1993 for Roland U110 sound module. Converted January 2006 for General MIDI.
Aspirations Overture Classical Orchestra, consisting of:- 
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon,  French horn, trumpet, trombone, timpani, strings, harp,  tinkle bell or triangle, and bass drum.
Minuet for handbells and orchestra Originally written in 1999 for the Geelong hand bell Choir.  This extended version is in a reduced kind of rondo form. It has  2 new themes, theme A is the original of 32 bars, theme B is in G minor (relative minor), only 16 bars, then theme C is in G major, also 16 bars. Then Theme B is repeated, finally theme A is repeated. New themes written 10th December 2001.
Minuet for Hand Bells and Orchestra Hand bells (or vibraphone), with flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn. trumpet, trombone, and strings.
Overture in G (Allegro) A short simple piece for string orchestra, may sound OK with a string quartet also. Overture in G (Allegro) First and second violins, viola, cello, double bass.
The Blackbird The first 2 bars are based on real bird song melody (probably a blackbird) heard often in my garden at Drysdale (Victoria - Australia) in spring. This easy miniature is suited to a small ensemble of 4 or 5 woodwind plus 2 violins and a cello, or more of each, of course! The Blackbird Small Chamber Orchestra, consisting of :-
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, first and second violin, cello.
Variations on The Old Woman and the Pedlar This work (in D major) for a traditional string quartet is in the form of a theme and variations. The theme is based on a very old English folk song 'The Old Woman and the Pedlar'. The first time, the theme is thrown between all 4 instruments. Variation 1 uses repeated semi-quaver patterns, Var.2 weaves semiquavers around the tune, Var.3 slows down and modulates into D minor, Var.4 returns to a vivacious D major finale. Variations on the Old Woman and the Pedlar. Standard string quartet. :-

First and second violin, viola and cello.