Kemal Belevi: Catch 22 – for Violin and Guitar (NXP101)
This is a sheet music edition of Catch 22 by the Cypriot-British composer Kemal Belevi.
Sheet music for violin and guitar
Score: 5 pages
Violin: 2 pages
Guitar: 3 pages
This work was originally composed for solo guitar early in 1985. I was living in Camberwell when a Swedish lady, who was in London to study film directing, rented a room next door. She wanted to shoot a scene from Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22 and asked me to compose a short piece to put in the film. After reading the script I decided to compose a work in G minor, an unusual key for the guitar.
She told me later that people on the film set were humming the melody after hearing it a few times. After this I composed my Five Romantic Pieces in October 1985, Catch 22 being the fourth in the suite.
Five Romantic Pieces marked the beginning of my composing career and were first recorded by the French guitarist Philippe Villa in 2003.