Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours
Instrumentation: String Orchestra (Score & parts)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)
Buy Together For: £60.98
The baroque concerto grosso style piece featured in the De Beers Diamonds TV commercial.
Palladio is a three movement piece for String Orchestra. It is a tribute to the 16th Century Italian architect Andrea Palladio, who developed a theory of mathematical harmony from measurements of the ratios of the great structures of classical antiquity.
Pack contains: 1 Full Score, 8 x Violin I, 8 x Violin II, 6 x Viola, 6 x Cello, 6 Double Bass parts.
"This piece sounds exactly like the actual thing! It is perfect for most string orchestras, but there must be a strong, solid cello and bass to really balance the piece out."
"I bought this for my junior high orchestra. I like the fact that it is a Concerto Grosso - the way that the orchestra peels away to reveal the soloists is just charming. It's a great way to show off your star players. The pulse of the music just keeps you moving and your feet tapping. It's a wonderful feeling of movement, desparation, urgency, and intensity rolled into one."
"i loved the piece. i just graduated from Waukegan High School in 2004. i never knew what the piece was called until we sight read it for the first time and the entire orchestra was so excited to actually get to play it for Contest. our orchestra recieved it's 3rd consecutive Division 1 rating largely due, in my opinion, to the wonderful composition and our performance of Palladio. "
Rating: 30/07/2005 By: k. jones