Caprice Rondo for cello and guitar by Owen Middleton marks a first-time departure from this composer’s usual style of concert music and is instead infused with his lifelong love of jazz using extended harmonies and free-wheeling melodic lines.
The music starts with a Prelude (warming-up), depicting the two players tuning up and loosening the fingers, which segues seamlessly into a Rondo that alternates a theme based around scales and parallel chords with passages written in a free jazz style.
No improvisation skills needed! Simply enjoy the notated jazz style and harmonies.
Lasts approx. 6½ minutes
8 page score and separate part booklets - 6 page cello and 7 page guitar