- Early Music Vancouver
- Guided by Voices
Guided by Voices
Today, the five-string cello is treated as an exotic and rarely-played cousin of the standard cello. However, in the 17th and 18th centuries it was simply one of the many instruments used in the family of bass violins and was particularly important for virtuosic sonatas and solos. This programme centres around the five-string cello’s most enduring work, Bach’s Sixth Solo Cello Suite (BWV 1012).
Each movement reveals the instrument’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours. Elinor Frey explores these qualities further through two newer works, “Guided By Voices” by Scott Godin (based on “O Vis Aeternitatis” of Hildegard von Bingen) and “With concord of sweet sounds” by Isaiah Ceccarelli.
Part of the 2021 Vancouver Bach Festival.
Please note that this event is a recording session for EMV’s Digital Concert Hall, not a traditional concert.
Scott Edward GODIN (b. 1970)
Guided By Voices (2014-15)
Isaiah CECCARELLI (b. 1978)
With concord of sweet sounds (2015)
Suite no. 6 en re major pour violoncelle seul / in D major for violoncello solo [BWV 1012]
Gavotte I & II