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Cello Concerto

for cello and orchestra

Year:  1984   ·  Duration:  30m
Instrumentation:  solo cello; 3*3*3*3*; 4331; 3 perc., timp.; harp; strings | (Perc: glock., tub. bells, 2 susp. cym, xylo., temple blocks, sn.dr, bs.dr)

Year:  1984
Duration:  30m
Instrumentation  solo cello; 3*3*3*3*; 4331;...

Composer:   Lyell Cresswell

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An essay in tension between soloist and orchestra. In the first movement long cello solos are contrasted with outbursts from the orchestra; in the second movement cello and orchestra merge – the cello sound coloured by various doublings; and the last movement is a moto perpetuo again contrasting soloist with orchestra. Premiered by cellist Alexander Baillie, conducted by Matthias Bamert and the Scottish National Orchestra.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Scottish National Orchestra for Musica Nova Festival 1984.

Performance history

Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra, with Roman Jablonsky (cello), conducted by Richard Bernas