Half Nelson – UCCELLO COLLECTION

By Miles Davis/arr. by David Sanford | For Eight Cellos | 3′

Title: Half Nelson
Composer: Miles Davis
Arranger: David Sanford
Year Composed: 1948/2010
Instrumentation: For Eight Cellos (This work can also be played by 6 cellos, piano and bass).
Duration: 3′
Format: Full Score + 8 Parts
Page Size: Letter
Catalog Number: OM0312

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From the arranger:

Miles Davis’s 1948 bebop composition Half Nelson is re-cast in the style of his 1949 debut as a leader in the Birth of the Cool sessions. The head is har­monized in six parts as Gil Evans did with “Jordu”, “Boplicity” and others, with a Davis-like economical solo for the lead cello in the middle.


Commission/Dedication: To Matt Haimovitz and UCCELLO.
Premiere: First performed August 7, 2009 at Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée, QC by Matt Haimovitz and UCCELLO.
Recording: This work is recorded on Oxingale Records’ and PENTATONE Oxingale Series‘ album Meeting of the Spirits, performed by Matt Haimovitz and UCCELLO. Click here for the listening options.

Listen to an excerpt of Half Nelson
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