Da Pacem: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (cello/ piano reduction)

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LKMP X531027/ HL 347400

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Cello solo, piano reduction from: 2(1-2dPicc, 2dAfl).2(2d Oboe d'amore).2(2dBcl).2(2dCbsn): Perc(1): Str( min)
Hartke's cello concerto, Da Pacem, takes its title from a Latin hymn that begins “Grant peace in our day.” It is a reflection on these unsettled and unsettling times. As the work’s protagonist, the solo cellist journeys through a considerable variety of musical landscapes. Movements: I. Da Pacem (Fantasia) II. In diebus nostris (Scherzo) III. Quis pugnat pro nobis? (Introduction, Elegy, and Envoi) Commissioned by Oberlin College and Conservatory; the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; the Aspen Music Festival, Robert Spano, Music Director; and American Composers Orchestra.