Concerto for Viola, Cello & Orchestra

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Item Code:
14640
Composer: 
Gillingham, David R.
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

The concerto seeks to exploit the timbre and tessitura of both the viola and the cello while enhancing that partnership with the multiple timbres of the orchestra. The first movement themes are lyrical, somber and reflective, while the second movement features a passionate theme consisting of falling sevenths. The final movement is dance-like and reflects a rather magical and whimsical mood. After an extended cadenza for the viola and cello, a spirited coda aptly ends the work.

Grade Level: 5
Copyright: 2007
Number of Players: Standard + 2
Duration: 21:45

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Instrumentation

Piccolo
Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe 1/2
Clarinet 1/2 in Bb
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon 1/2

Horn 1/2
Horn 3/4
Trumpet 1 in Bb
Trumpet 2 in Bb
Trumpet 3 in Bb
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Bass Trombone
Tuba

Timpani
Percussion 1 (Bells, Xylophone, Brake Drum, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal)
Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, Xylophone, Crotales, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine)
Percussion 3 (5-octave Marimba, Hi-Hat, 4 Concert Toms, Tam-Tam, Bass Drum, Brake Drum)

Piano

Solo Viola
Solo Cello

Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass