At a Solemn Wake

At a Solemn Wake : Score and part

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Commissioned for the Ryedale Festival (where it received its world premiere in 2015), At a Solemn Wake is a virtuosic single movement piece for cello and piano. It moves through a series of moods, from mysterious and atmospheric to turbulent and agitated, and takes full advantage of the range of timbral, rhythmic, and textural possibilities allowed by this combination of instruments.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 209 x 278 x 2mm | 60g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193408651
  • 9780193408654

About Michael Berkeley

Michael Berkeley was born in 1948. He studied composition, singing, and piano at the Royal Academy of Music but it was not until his late twenties, when he went to study with Richard Rodney Bennett, that Berkeley began to concentrate exclusively on composing. In 1977 he was awarded the Guinness Prize for Composition; two years later he was appointed Associate Composer to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Since then Michael's music has been played all over the globe and
by some of the world's finest musicians. Most of Michael's significant orchestral work, much of his chamber music and his operas are available on CD as part of the Chandos Berkeley Edition. For ten years from 1995 Michael was artistic director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music. He
currently presents Radio 3's Private Passions, which won the Broadcasting Press Guild's Radio Programme of the Year Award in 1996, and is Chairman of the Governors of The Royal Ballet.
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