Richard Mico Pavan a4 no.4
July 24, 2013
At consort rehearsals, we’ve been looking at the Mico Pavans for four viols. Number 1 is rather severe; number 2 is more melodious and things are quite lively for the two treble parts in Numbers 3 and 4. The key is not to take too fast a tempo if you don’t want to come unstuck in the busy second and third sections.
Of particular note is the two treble parts in the opening of the final section of the fourth Pavan. Like a good student, I’ve been playing them slowly and playing against myself by recording one of the parts. The key here is to play them over and over until they are almost memorised.