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Aus dem Buch der Könige

for Cello

By Volker David Kirchner

For Cello. Composed by Volker David Kirchner. Cello-Bibliothek (Cello Library). 16 pages. Schott Music #CB170. Published by Schott Music (HL.49012915).

Item Number: HL.49012915

8.25x11.5 inches.

The first in a cycle of pieces on characters from the Old Testament, “Und Salomo sprach” (And Solomon said), composed in the 80s, has long since become an essential part of the solo cello repertoire. Now the composer has added two more pieces: “... als sich König Sauls Gesicht verdunkelte” (... when King Saul's face darkened) and “... da tanzte David vor der Bundeslade”(... then David danced before the Ark of the Covenant).

Kirchner being an expert in the exploration of the technical and sonic capabilities of stringed instruments, one can confidently expect “From the Book of Kings” to be full of fascinating,

impressive, and intricate music.

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  • 2009-03-31 00:00:00.0 great contemporary solo cello music

    Very difficult technically but gratifying to learn and a pleasure to play. I heard the last movement performed and was compelled to learn it myself because it sounded beautiful, interesting, and accessible.

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