Solo cello - Level C-D (moderately difficult - difficult)
Composed by William Walton (1902-1983). Edited by Hugh MacDonald. William Walton Edition. Pieces & Studies. 8 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193366206).
Item Number: OU.9780193366206
ISBN 9780193366206. Pieces & Studies. 12 x 9 inches.
The Passacaglia for Violoncello Solo, one of Walton's last works, was commissioned by Mstislav Rostropovich and first performed in 1982. The short Tema, published for the first time, was written in 1970 as part of a collective composition for the Prince of Wales.
About William Walton Edition
In March 2014 Oxford University Press published the last volume in its magnificent William Walton Edition, the only complete critical edition of a 20th-century British composer's oeuvre. All 24 volumes are handsomely printed and bound. Walton's entire output is now available to scholars and performers in a definitive and fully practical edition, based on the form in which the composer ultimately wished his music to be performed. The general editor, David Lloyd-Jones - the eminent conductor, English music specialist, and founder of Opera North - invited a world-class expert to edit each volume. Carefully researched introductory essays place the works in their historical context and in the composer's oeuvre, and there are full critical notes.