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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Cellic Expressions – Info

Cellic Expressions – Info

TitleCellic Expressions

mp3 clipCellic Expressions

Lyrics – Instrumental

Credits

Lyric Credits – Instrumental

Music credits – Don Rath Jr

Producer Credits – Don Rath Jr

Engineering Credits – Don Rath Jr / “Big Al” Allen Wagner

Publisher Credits – StringTunes

Performance Credits – EWQLSO Gold Pro

Label Credits – StringTunes

Description

Track number – 4 on the CD Dawn of a New Day

Short Description

Cellic Expressions is a interesting piece featuring two celli. Originally written for a friend of mine in Detroit. There’s a pretty cool statement and response between the two celli in this work. Mostly it is a fairly light piece overall.

Long description

Chronology – 3/22/2006

Duration – 6:12

Time signature – 6/8

Key – B minor

Tempo – Lento

Number of measures – 100

Instrumentation – String Quartet; Guitar, Violin, Cello & Contra Bass.

Message

Greg, this one’s for you!

Dedication

Greg Peterson, Detroit Michigan

Story behind the song

I started out attempting to compose a fairly easy piece for solo cello for a friend of mine in Detroit who at the time was just starting out playing this incredible instrument. Greg continues to play with a quartet in the Detroit area. Well, as a solo work, it didn’t turn out to be such a simple piece after all so I enriched it into becoming Cellic Expressions. The name is an interesting and unique form of the word cello although, my English Teacher would most likely disapprove of my creativity on that one so I’ll just claim, for purposes of fulfilling artistic freedom:)