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Title Calling C.C.
Composer David Johnstone
Instrumentation String Orchestra (Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)
Duration Performance time approx. 6.30 mins
Cat. No. DJ002 (Johnstone Music Cat. No. JM 10 SC)
Edition / Format 2005 A4 Score & Extractions (instrumental parts)
Calling C.C. is a flexible and light-hearted piece for string orchestra (ideal in lighter programmes or as an ‘encore’), equally suitable to all numbers from near chamber size of some twelve players or so up to symphonic string section sizes. The only thing to bear in mind is the more soloist type part in the central section that is ideal for the principal cellist (and if not for the violin leader). The faster and very lively outer sections have a blues feel within classical writing – it is not jazz as such, but the modern popular ambience is at once obvious as is the humour contained therein. The slower middle section too has its blues feel, the string soloist (cellist or violinist) ideally forgetting his/her romantic sound and wonderful vibrato, and instead making a metallic trumpet-like sound! Calling C.C. refers to the initials of Caroline Collier, a most versatile and gifted British (Welsh) conductor on the Iberian peninsula who has put a lot of faith in the string orchestra works of Johnstone and certainly deserves this dedication.
Parts Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass, 2 solo cello (or violin) passages
Sound sample Listen (mp3 clip from the album Entre Dos Mundos)
Price Conductor Score £17.50, Extractions (Instrumental Parts) available individually as required, £1.00 each
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Page 1 of score Music sample for Calling C.C.
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