This is a beautiful piece for fairly advanced players as it is written in bass, tenor and treble clefs. It is on the Grade 6 Trinity syllabus until 2019.
The composer, Christopher Bunting (1924-2005), was a well known cellist and teacher who gave concerts, broadcasts and masterclasses throughout Europe, Australasia and the United States. The Daily Telegraph described him as Ã¢â‚¬Ëœa masterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Die Welt remarked on his Ã¢â‚¬Ëœhighly developed musical comprehension, prodigious technique and outstanding artistryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, and the Swedish press called him Ã¢â‚¬Ëœone of the greatest instrumentalists of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. He thought deeply about the psychological and physical influences that lie behind technique.