• Emily Howard
  • Voluntary (2021)
    (for cello solo)

  • Peters Edition Limited (World)

Written for the Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Celebrations.

  • vc
  • Cello
  • 8 min

Programme Note

Voluntary, a short work for solo cello, takes a tiny fragment of the first movement of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata as its focal point. The fragment is repeated over and over again in myriad different ways, in an immersive exploration of the expected unexpectedly.

 Emily Howard, November 2021