Cello and piano - Grade 5
Composed by Martin Luther. Arranged by Rich Heffler. Solos for Cello. Key of C. Traditional. Score and part. Rich Heffler Music #W29139VC. Published by Rich Heffler Music (DS.W29139VC).
Unusual, emotive and restrained version of the Luther classic The introduction in the piano is presented in an embellished fashion. The solo states the theme in a straight-forward manner. After a brief interlude the solo continues in a different register. Another brief interlude and the soloist continue in a more ornamented manner this time. The piano now states the theme in strong block chords while the solo is very active as an obbligato. Both voices present thematic materials taken from the opening sections. The Coda gives a motivic statement of the opening theme and resolves to a solemn end.