Patsy Gritton has combined a wide range of styles in her exciting third collection of music for four and five cellos. Elegy gives players an opportunity to explore the gentler colours of the cello, while Viva Barcelona requires stylistic bowing and awareness of dynamic contrasts. Polka Dot Swing is a light hearted rhythmic number and Presto (four cellos) has a toccata-like feel where the moods are constantly shifting. Spooks’ Party is mischievous in character with tremolos, sudden contrasts of dynamics and rhythmic variety – pure fun for advanced players!
As a guide, Patsy Gritton, who is an ex Associated Board examiner, suggests these pieces are suitable for grades 6 – 8.
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