Instruments: cello and piano
Catalogue no.: B1998-3
This is a beautiful piece for fairly advanced players as it is written in bass, tenor and treble clefs. It is on the Grade 6 Trinity syllabus until 2019.
The composer, Christopher Bunting (1924-2005), was a well known cellist and teacher who gave concerts, broadcasts and masterclasses throughout Europe, Australasia and the United States. The Daily Telegraph described him as ‘a master’. Die Welt remarked on his ‘highly developed musical comprehension, prodigious technique and outstanding artistry’, and the Swedish press called him ‘one of the greatest instrumentalists of today’. He thought deeply about the psychological and physical influences that lie behind technique.
Bunting is, perhaps, best known for his two volume work (published and sold as separate volumes by SJ Music), Essay on the Craft of ’Cello-Playing. (B2000-4 and B2000-5). These volumes give his insights in a commentary interspersed with exercises designed to produce rapid development of instrumental skill.