This work is published for performance and study. The performance set includes a full score and two saddle-stitch booklet parts.
About the work:
Following its premiere, Chrissietina's Magic Fantasy was selected as the Australian Young Composers entry to the 1995 Bangkok Music Festival and Asian Composers League Conference. It has since become an extremely popular piece with violinists and has been performed many times by numerous artists in Australia and around the world. Initially conceived as a piece for solo violin, utilising elements of the popular music 'rockabilly' style, the piece ended up as a virtuosic work for two violins, drawing upon elements of both techno and death-metal!
Selected review of the work:
"Young Australian composer Matthew Hindson's curiously-titled Chrissietina's Magic Fantasy (inspired by death metal and rockabilly music) was another delight, a worthy piece to be added to the wretchedly tiny repertoire of music for two violins."
Neville Cohn, The West Australian, 16 Nov 1999