Song and Dance
for solo cello

This is a short work composed in autumn 2007, inspired by an al fresco performance in Epping Forest by the cellist and singer Kate Shortt. Her playing of several baroque pieces for unaccompanied cello reminded me that this instrument - wonderful with the piano - is also wonderful on its own. This led to the writing of Song and Dance. In this piece it refers to the two types of music heard in alteration - one lyrical and improvisatory, the other spiky and agitated. But the slightly humorous, colloquial meaning of 'song and dance' is never far away, with the sense of a fuss and disturbance created over very little. In this, the piece aims at being a kind of unpretentious modern equivalent of Beethoven's Rage over a lost penny.

The first performance was given by Raphael Wallfisch on the 9th of January 2011 at Kings Place, London



Price: £8.95 (+ £3.00 p&p)
  
Ref: ISMN: 979-0-9002246-2-0

 

 

Category
Solo Cello

Composed
2007

Duration
4'45

First Performed
9th January 2011

Venue
Kings Place

Performer
Raphael Wallfisch

 

 

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