Lament for violoncello (or viola / violin) and string orchestra - Score & parts (33221) — Lament sellolle (tai alttoviululle / viululle) ja jousiorkesterille - Partituuri & stemmat (33221)

Kerem, Mihkel
Title: Lament for violoncello (or viola / violin) and string orchestra - Score & parts (33221) — Lament sellolle (tai alttoviululle / viululle) ja jousiorkesterille - Partituuri & stemmat (33221)
Authors: Kerem, Mihkel (Composer)
Product number: 9790550116795
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Price: 58,00 € (52,73 € vat 0 %)


Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 2021
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Pages: 67
Product family: Pedagogical orchestral music
Violin
Viola
Violoncello
String ensembles
Orchestral & stage works
One solo instrument and orchestra
String orchestra
Library classification: 78.557 Konsertot yhdelle jousisoittimelle
Key words: jousiorkesterit, sello, alttoviulu, viulu
"Anyone who believes traditional tonality to be no longer capable of expressing anything more than timeworn clichés should listen to Kerem's work.” (Robert Maxham / Fanfare)

Lament for violoncello and strings was written as a commission from Camerata Nordica and its principal cello, Per Nyström, in 2008. At Per's request the solo part in this piece was composed to represent a lone human voice in a world of disappointment. The composer tells: “I used the violins and violas as an operatic choir: they support and comment on the lament of the lone human being. The bass line is one long drone throughout the piece, representing destiny or unwanted reality. It disappears only when the solo voice with the chorus of violins and violas intensifies in their disagreement with life. At the climax of the piece the solo voice is momentarily swallowed by the chorus, only to return with an angry statement of the opening phrase. Thereafter the chorus calms down in acceptance that the world won't change. The bass drone returns to haunt the dying lament of the lone voice. The very last phrase is the only one in a major key and echoes as a prayer for hope.”

Duration c. 9 minutes
Score (all three versions), separate solo parts for violoncello / viola / violin and orchestral parts (33221).


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