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Verdi, Giuseppe - Va', Pensiero - for eight cellos (complete bundle)

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By Giuseppe Verdi

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Cello, String Quartet, String Orchestra, Cello Octet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Arranged by Michele Galvagno, Marcio Carneiro. Romantic Period, Opera, Technique Training, Patriotic. Score, Set of Parts. 51 pages. Published by Artistic Score Engraving by Michele Galvagno (S0.452435).

Item Number: S0.452435

This arrangement for cello octet (four voices very often divided in two) stems from a new collaboration with the brazilian cello master Marcio Carneiro, my personal cello teacher at the time of the HEMU of Sion, Switzerland. Its premiere, performed from manuscript paper, was given in 2012 and the wish to create a proper edition out of that has been a strong one ever since.

The full score is proposed as a faithful adaptation of Verdi’s original text, allowing scholars and the performers alike to analyse the voices’ distribution within the eight cellos.

The separate parts, instead, are for the first time given in two different versions: one faithful to the original range and more suitable for a group of cello virtuosi and a more simplified one to allow good amateurs to enjoy this marvellous piece as well.  

Dynamics, left untouched in the full score, have been slightly adapted in the separate parts to better achieve a balanced sonority. The same can be said for slurs and articulations. 

Fingering and bowing suggestions follow a careful study on Verdi’s phrasing and, for further help, every part is adorned with the text of the chorus where the cello has the same melodic line.

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