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Theme and Variations for Cellos

by Anthony Ritchie Opus 133b

Designed for teacher and pupils. Scored for 6 to 8 cellos and makes a good companion piece for Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos

Programme Note

This piece was commissioned by Greg Hamilton for performance by his cello ensemble at the cello festival in Dunedin, 2008. It is scored for 6 cello parts, but can be performed with more than one cello per part. For example, it is possible to have 2 cellos doubling the lower two parts, making a total of 8 cellos. Parts 1 and 2 are the most demanding, while parts 5 and 6 are the least demanding, with parts 3 and 4 being in-between. Therefore, the piece can be played by players with a mixture of experience.

Dedicated to Greg Hamilton

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