World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Tanka (cello version)

Digital Sheet Music

By Adam Scott Neal

Be the first! Write a Review

Cello - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Adam Scott Neal. 21st Century, 20th Century, Contemporary Classical, Modern. Solo Part. 9 pages. Published by Adam Scott Neal (S0.147633).

Item Number: S0.147633

TANKA is similar to my earlier work THREE HAIKU, in that it uses a Japanese poetic form to
determine structure. The English form of tanka typically has 31 syllables distributed over five lines
in the pattern 5-7-5-7-7. The final two lines are often considered the "turn" (similar to that in a
sonnet), where the subject matter or mood changes the meaning of the preceding lines. In this
piece, the melodic material projects 31 sonorities, divided into five large sections. The first three
sections feature disjunct and declamatory gestures, while the final two sections (after the "turn")
feature more continuous and running gestures. This piece exists in versions for cello and viola.

This work is quite aggressive and challenging, with a broad pitch range and many meter changes.

About SMP Press

This product was created by a member of SMP Press, our global community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. Our independent musicians have created unique compositions and arrangements for the Sheet Music Plus community, many of which are not available anywhere else.

Click here to see more titles from these independent creators and to learn more about SMP Press.

Please note this product may not be eligible for all sales, promotions or coupons offered through Sheet Music Plus - please check promotional details for specifics.

About Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Once you download your digital sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!

PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).

Buy Together




Buy both for $18.94

[ { "catalogRefId":"20319967", "quantity":"1" }, { "catalogRefId":"19747510", "quantity":"1" } ]
AddtoCart Digital
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.