Kemal Belevi: Suite Chypre – for Violin and Guitar (NXP109)
This is a sheet music edition of Suite Chypre by the Cypriot-British composer Kemal Belevi.
Sheet music for violin and guitar
Score: 16 pages
Violin: 5 pages
Guitar: 9 pages
Suite Chypre was written when I attended the Île de Ré Guitar Festival in France in July 2001, where a guitar ensemble enhanced by a cello inspired me to return home and compose this suite.
Lapta refers to a small village in the Kyrenia Mountains a little way from the north Cyprian coast. Thus the work is evocative of both mountains and the sea.
Elegie is dedicated to my mother who died in 1959 at the age of 41. After a poignant introduction a tremolo theme takes up the song, followed by a recapitulation of the first section.
Çiftetelli is a famous Turkish dance usually performed to a taksim, a melodic improvisation that precedes the creation of some Middle or Near Eastern compositions.
Suite Chypre was originally composed in 2001 for guitar and cello. This arrangement for violin and guitar was made on the request of Silvia and Livio Grasso.