By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello | 7′
Composer: Luna Pearl Woolf
Year Composed: 2009
Instrumentation: Solo Cello
Catalogue Number: OM0125
Listen to an excerpt of Sarabande:
Who’s playing? Matt Haimovitz, cello
Sarabande was written in 2009 for Matt Haimovitz. By turns stark, desolate, enraged and mournful, it is not a work for the faint of heart. Sarabande owes its pulse and backbone to the traditional dance rhythm—the second beat of three emphasized over the first, the third often whispering or absent—and exists as a memorial for one lost too early and too inexplicably.
This work is recorded on Oxingale Records’ album Figment. Click here to go to the album page on iTunes.