Sonata for 'Cello and Piano (Appassionata)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
40 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument + piano (Solo Violoncello)
Instrumental parts

This is the largest instrumental work I have written to date and was composed for a friend in my first year at the Royal College of Music. It is in 4 movements, the 1st incorporating a Bach chorale with the name of the work's dedicatee super-imposed on top, and the 3rd being a paraphrase on the plainchant melody Dies irae. The work is as yet unplayed with and both piano and cello parts being titanic, the latter of which may have some un-playable passages! I would be very interested to hear from anyone who takes it on! There are also versions of the solo part for flute and violin. Please contact me for details.

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