Editor Valter Dešpalj's newest transcriptions for cello ensemble pull from two of the three major periods within the Baroque period. Alessandro Stradella's Sinfonia a tre and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier's Concerto in A minor represent the Middle Baroque and Late Baroque respectively.
Two Hans have come together to deliver two new arrangements for our cello ensemble catalog! Prolific Ovation Press editor and in-demand musician Hans Erik Deckert has chosen the Drei Intraden (preludes) and Tanzen und Springen of Renaissance/Early Baroque composer Hans Leo Hassler as his subject.
Our latest arrangement for cello ensemble has the unique fortune to also be featured on a new CD. In late August, Cellophony – a London-based cello octet – released their debut album Vibrez which features a varied tracklist of arrangements and adaptations for cello ensemble, including Franz Schubert's Three Songs from Schwanengesang, arranged for cello octet.
Antonin Dvořák and George Gershwin... two composers from two different lands and two different time periods, though perhaps with more similarities than differences. In this latest release, editor Valter Dešpalj has masterfully arranged works by these two for the cello: Dvořák's Rondo and Gershwin's The Man I Love for cello octet.