ORCHESTRATION: Cello and Piano
COMMISSIONED BY: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
PREMIERE DATE: June 13, 2004
For piano and cello, about Grade 2 level, for young players.
This short work was written at the request of the cellist William Bruce, the commissioning editor for the Associated Board’s innovative Spectrum for Cello – a book and CD containing 16 specially composed pieces for young players. As one of the 16 featured composers I was asked to write a concert piece lasting approximately 90 seconds, true to my own sound world, yet offering technically approachable material for cello students, amateur and professional players to enjoy.
June 20, 2002
Steven Isserlis leads a masterclass on Param Vir’s ‘angel blue’. Thalia Myers at the piano.