Black is the Colour
for solo cello

Composition Date: 2015
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Cello


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
"Black is the Colour" was inspired by the Appalachian folk melody, “Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair”, and draws on this theme as the basis of a series of variations. It also draws inspiration from the photography of Barcelona-born Canadian artist, tana (Tatiana Rivero Sanz), and was composed to accompany three contemporary dancers.The piece received its premiere (with the composer as cellist), on April 18, 2015 at the Blank Tank Gallery in Gastown, Vancouver, along with dancers Linda Arkelian, Jessie Au, and Joylyn Secunda, to celebrate the opening of a solo art exhibition by tana.

Premiere Information:
18 April 2015, The Blank Tank Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Elizabeth Knudson, cello.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3113 K741bla
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Cello
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 8, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (5 p.);
    5 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:

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