By John McLaughlin/arr. David Sanford | For Five Cellos | 8′
Title: Meeting of the Spirits
Composer: John McLaughlin
Arranger: David Sanford
Year Composed: 1971/2010
Instrumentation: For Five Cellos (Can also be played by violin, guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion).
Format: Full Score + 5 Parts
Page Size: Letter
Catalog Number: OM0309
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John McLaughlin’s Meeting of the Spirits keeps close to the original by the Mahavishnu Orchestra; McLaughlin’s virtuosic electric guitar solo as well as Jan Hammer’s keyboard improvisation are brought to life in Sanford’s multi-cello arrangement.
Commission/Dedication: To Matt Haimovitz and UCCELLO.
Premiere: First performed May 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA 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.