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Cello Symphony

for cello and orchestra

Year:  1986   ·  Duration:  22m
Instrumentation:  solo cello; 2*222; 2230; timp., 1 perc.; strings | (Perc: clash cymbals, susp. cym, bs.dr, gong, large tom-tom, tri., whip, maracas, glock., sn.dr)

Year:  1986
Duration:  22m
Instrumentation  solo cello; 2*222; 2230; ti...

John Elmsly

Composer:   John Elmsly

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John Elmsly: Cello Symphony...

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'Cello Symphony' originated in some sketches the composer made during a brief visit to San Francisco in 1985. Written for cellist Paul Mitchell, 'Cello Symphony' is a work of inexorable logic and precision, yet one which also displays the composer's sense of clear-cut lyricism.

Performance history

Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins with James Tennant (cello)