Three Pieces for Solo Cello (1975)

Programme Note: John Buckley

Three Pieces for Solo Cello was written in 1975, and first performed in University College, Cork by Aisling Drury-Byrne. Small melodic and rhythmic motifs are varied, developed and expanded by a variety of means to form the structure of the piece. Some of these fragmentary ideas, first announced in the opening piece, are subsequently developed in the other two.