for violoncello solo

Composition Date: 2007
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Cello


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Yarilo is named after the Slavonic sun deity. According to legend, Yarilo returns from the otherworld each year after Shrovetide to usher in springtime and provide a bountiful harvest. He is celebrated in the springtime through the midsummer, but as his life is connected to the agricultural cycle, he is killed at the end of summer, along with the harvest of the crops. This piece takes its source material from four traditional Russian folksongs. Beginning with darkness/winter, the piece moves progressively through the yearly agricultural cycle. Yarilo was written for cellist Ariel Barnes, and received its premiere on 29 June, 2007, at Heritage Hall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Premiere Information:
29/06/2007 Heritage Hall Vancouver, B.C. Performer- Ariel Barnes (cello) Presenter- Vancouver Pro Musica


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3113 K471ya
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Cello
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 28, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (13 p.) ; 28 cm.
    13 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • cello solo unaccompanied
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