Peter Maxwell Davies: Strathclyde Concerto No. 2 (Miniature Score)

Books | Cello, Orchestra

Publisher: Chester Music
Format: Books | Study Score
If Davies's Cello Concerto has already evoked comparisons with Elgar's, that is perhaps an indication not only of its wealth of solo melody (there is hardly a page where the cello is not singing, or if not that, then dancing), and of its predominantly slow tempos, but also of its musical stature. This second Strathclyde concerto is a virtuoso piece for the entire ensemble, which is used almost throughout as a clutch of soloists rather than as a tutti block. The general tone is one of passionate but interior dialogue, especially in the opening Moderato and the slow movement; and though the finale is more extrovert, the work ends back in quietness and rumination.
ISBN: 9780711923904
No of pages: 80
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH58933