• Cello
  • 8 min

Programme Note

Piece for solo cello is in three sections. The work starts with an almost inaudible tremolo on a low E and then states a few motifs which are repeated and developed throughout, in a fragmented manner and appearing in different orders. The music returns to a loud low tremolando E at the end, and once again fades into nothing.

Piece was written in 1970 and first performed by Thomas Igloi at the Holborn Public Library, London, that year. The work was revised in February 2021.

Brian Elias