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By Karl Davidov

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10 Cellos, 2 Basses, & Timpani (Opt)
Composed by Karl Davidov. Mixed Ensemble. Score & parts. SJ Music #SJE20101. Published by SJ Music (PE.SJE20101).

Item Number: PE.SJE20101

Ten cellists, two bassists and a timpanist – what a sound! And what a great piece to play when ten cellists and a couple of bassists are in one place (and a timpanist if possible!) – perhaps in the break of an orchestra rehearsal, or on a music course? This relatively short piece is not hard, and is very rewarding to play. Karl Davidov was a Russian cellist who lived from 1838 to 1889. He was a child prodigy, and was considered the best cellist of his time, touring Europe extensively. Aged just 22 he was appointed professor of cello at Leipzig University. In 1876 he beat off Tchaikovsky to be appointed Director of St. Petersburg Conservertory. If you like the sound of several cellos playing together, you will also like these pieces published by SJ Music: Lindley cello duets opus 4 (SJD19896), Chinzer six sonatas for two cellos (SJD19938), Gordon Jacob cello octet (SJE20072), Gabrielli canon for two cellos (SJD19884), Bunting Three pieces for cello ensemble - four cellos (SJT19962) and Emanuel Moor: op 95 Suite for four cellos (SJE20082)

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