Blake,Benjamin:First Suite for Viola & Cello with Piano Accompaniment
This piece can be played by viola and cello duo or by viola and piano accompaniment. The cello part is the same as the left hand of the piano. The piano part was realized later by Edward Diemente. Notes from the score: "Benjamin Blake (1751-1827) was an English violist and composer who was an active musician at the King's Theatre, and later, in the Prince of Wales Orchestra in London. He played both violin and viola, but his unusual interest in the viola prompted him in the 1780's to compose and publish 18 duos for the violin and the viola. Blake also played viola in a string quartet formed by Franz Cramer, a leading violinst of the day, who directed the Italian Opera Orchestra. This duo for the viola and cello accompaniment was composed circa 1825. For added interest in performance or pleasure, a piano accompaniment has been realized by composer Edward Diemente. Not only is this piece an important addition to the viola literature, it is unique because it bridges the baroque and classical styles in composition both technically and harmonically. For the period in which it was composed the piece displayed advanced double stopping and difficulties for the viola."
We stock over 10,000 titles of sheet music for violin, viola, cello and upright bass, as well as for ensembles that include bowed string instruments - duos, trios, quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, octet. We have the ability to search music in several ways, enabling you to see cover images, sample pages and SEARCHABLE table of contents.