BASS SOUNDS: Music for Unaccompanied Cello from the Early Baroque

Feb 16 2013 - 8:00pm
Feb 16 2013 - 9:00pm


St. Clement’s Eucharistic Shrine
1105 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Emily Davidson, Baroque cello

In this unique concert, Baroque cellist Emily Davidson explores lesser-known repertoire for solo cello. Classical music fans are familiar with the Cello Suites of J.S. Bach; this program examines the predecessors to these famous pieces. Ricercars by Gabrielli and Antonii use the cello as a true bass line voice—many of them don’t expand beyond the tenor range and make good use of the low register. The music is dark, mysterious, and peculiar at times, but never fails to convey a time period of rich musical expression. J.S. Bach’s first Cello Suite will close the program. In addition, she'll be releasing BASS SOUNDS, her debut solo CD, at the concert! CDs will be available for purchase after the show (available online on 2/17/13). Half price tickets if you reserve online! $30 at the door, $15 online at
$30 at the door, $15 online at, $10 student rush
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