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Andante religioso for 4 Violoncelli, Op. 95e (1992)

 

Beginning Opus 95e

 

First performance : July 17, 1994, Emden, Kunsthalle
Cellismo Ensemble Frankfurt (Werner Thomas Mifune / Raimund Trenkler / Wolfgang Lehner / Song-Hwan Han / Albert Roman)

Duration: 7 Minutes

Publisher: N. Simrock Hamburg-London (Boosey & Hawkes), Score and parts: EE 5217 / ISMN M-2211-1631-4

Score

CD meister-music MM 1234

 

Press

ESTA Journal 11/1994

Andante Religioso for 4 Cellos op. 95e

A score and 4 parts are provides. This is a substantial piece with various tempo changes and is rich in atmosphere. Although fairly atonal it comes to rest in C major eventually. The top part is mainly in treble clef and intonation is quite difficult. All parts have some double stopping and artificial harmonics. It would need an accomplished quartet to perform it well.

Janet Coles

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