Concerto for Violoncello
Year of arrangement: 2017 (revised 2020)
Instrumentation: 1[/pic] 1 1 1 – 1 0 0 0 – tmp, str (min. 1 1 1 1 1)
Year of arrangement: 2020
Instrumentation: 1 2 1 1 – 3 2 2 0 – tmp, str
Commissioned by: RLPO / BBCSSO
Sheku Kanneh-Mason/Martyn Brabbins/BBCSSO, Glasgow City Halls (iPlayer & Radio 3), March 2021
Sheku Kanneh-Mason/Rory MacDonald/RLPO, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (online), 1 June 2021
Published by 360 Music
Available to hire here
Nb. Version 2 available to hire for performances from 1st May 2021
Sheku Kanneh-Mason/Marios Papadopoulos/Oxford Philharmonic
This chamber edition of Dvořák's inimitable cello concerto was first performed in 2018 and has since had numerous performances in the UK, Europe and as far a field as New York, by eminent cellists including Hannah Roberts, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and John Henry Crawford.
Written for wind quintet, string quintet and timpani this arrangement makes the most of Dvořák's sublime writing in a new, chamber setting.
• Strings: this arrangement can be performed with a quintet up to a small chamber orchestra section (suggested max. 6 5 4 3 2)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason/Martyn Brabbins/BBCSSO
BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 3
For larger chamber orchestra, this arrangement was commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 2021. This version uses the original string parts alongside newly arranged woodwind and brass parts (rehearsal figures correspond to the autograph score and subsequent editions). The full score has the newly arranged material alongside the original string parts.