By John McLaughlin/arr. by David Sanford | For Five Cellos | 6′

Title: Open Country Joy
Composer: John McLaughlin
Arranger: David Sanford
Year Composed: 1973/2010
Instrumentation: For Five Cellos (Can also be played by violin, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums).
Duration: 6′

Format: Performance Set: Full Score + 5 Parts
Page Size: Letter
Catalog Number: OM0313

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From the arranger:

As with Uccello’s version of Hendrix’s “Machine Gun”, the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Open Country Joy (from the 1973 album Birds of Fire) is set as a close transcription of the original that retains as much of the original parts as possible.

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 Open Country Joy
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