for solo cello
Duration: ca. 4 minutes
Colin Stokes: Diamond Jubilee Diamond Jubilee
Diamond Jubilee was composed in 2013 for cellist Suzanne Mueller in commemoration of her ten years as Summer Artist-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, New York. The opening theme counts up the decade by interval, starting with intervals of one (unison), major second, major third, perfect fourth and perfect fifth. After exploring the ups and downs of these first five years, in measure eight the count starts over and this time continues with a major sixth, major seventh, octave, major ninth and major tenth. After exploring this additional territory, a melodic section celebrates the accomplishment of ten years, which is recognized by gifts of diamonds, and this piece is my diamond for Suzanne.