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979-0-57036-639-2 Capriccioso – Score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£9.95)


Written in 2014, this work focuses exclusively on a single note - the drone?

This particular sonority is ubiquitously present throughout the piece; the music begins and ends with it, and its echo is felt even when the actual sound is not heard! But it is always there in the background and it serves as a nucleus with a gravitational sonic power, around which the identity of the music is displayed.

The title alludes to the genre of capriccio, in terms of both its free formal design and the overall character of the music, which invariably consists of rhythmic gestures with a high degree of virtuosity. And who better than its dedicatee, with whom I have collaborated for a number of years now, could give all these and much more! © Thomas Simaku


8 minutes

Peter Sheppard Skaerved, King’s Place, London, 26th November 2014

1 Violin
Composition date


Solos and Duos for Violin and Piano Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin), Chris Orton (recorders), Joseph Houston (piano), Roderick Chadwick (piano) 9th August 2019


9 June 2015

National Centre for Early Music, York

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)

29 March 2015

The Shoe Factory, Nicosia

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)

26 November 2014

Albanian Embassy, London

Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)