Pittsburgh Collective: Scherzo Grosso

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pittsburgh Collective: Scherzo Grosso (2005) || Radcliffe Institute

Composer: David W. Sanford
Soloists: Matt Haimovitz, cello; John Carlson, trumpet; Dave Phillips, bass; Brad Hubbard, baritone saxophone

Scherzo Grosso is a concerto in four movements for cello and big band. While a simple reading of the concerto's pairing might suggest that the cello represents the more “sacred” and the big band the “profane,” in actuality each explores aspects of both idioms and the ground in between.