Rock Around The Clock

This high energy piece, released in 1954, was the first big hit of “rock music” and we can only wonder if the term “rock music” was actually created and established by its success. This is great dancing music and we are not used to this type of playing (or reading). Finding the bowings, articulations, and the best way to notate it is not easy: this is quite a different language to what a “classical” musician normally “speaks”. But it’s a great piece of music, loads of fun and well worth the effort. It’s also quite therapeutic for a “classical” musician because we have to be super loose, almost dancing as we are playing. We are a long long way from Brahms here. So ….. have fun!

Edited Performance Version    Clean Performance Version

And here below is a play-along audio accompaniment: