Well, "new" I guess is relative!
This is the orchestration (and all of the incumbent changes that went along with that orchestration) of my sonata for cello and piano.
It's scored for a small orchestra: 2222/2200/cello solo/strings
Due to the orchestration, there are many changes between the original chamber version and this much larger version.
In a sense, it is an unusual form for a concerto (or a sonata for that matter). It's a theme and 7 variations, but where the theme and variations subsume the entire structure of a four movement sonata.
Theme plus Variations 1-3 is the "sonata-allegro" first movement.
Variations 4 and 5 are the "Scherzo".
Interludium and Variation 6 are the "slow" movement.
And the 7th variation is the final "Rondo".
Everything you could possibly want in a "classical era" sonata form
the exact details of each variation:
1 - Lento, pulsing chords, supporting horn, lyrical cello
2 - Grazioso, sweeping woodwinds and strings, excited cello
3 - Cadenza, violent and dramatic, solo cello
4 - Toccata, aggressive, punctuated
5 - Fuga, rhythmic, light, humorous
- - Interludium, rising phrase, moment of respite
6 - Adagio, slow, sad, lyrical melody over softly pulsing strings
7 - Allegro return to the opening material, including snippets from most of the preceding variations.
The recording is the old Garritan Gofriller Solo Cello library, and all GPO orchestral accompaniment.
Performed by Finale 2012b, using HumanPlayback, and the Ambience reverb.
Recording of the Concertino
At around 16 minutes, it's a bit of a large chunk to take in... but hey, it's still shorter than either of my symphonies.
Amusing (and totally insignificant) details:
-The concertino begins and ends on a chord of C major.
-One of the only works in my catalog that contains key signatures.
-The 6th variation is actually the first part I wrote, even before writing the "theme"... so in effect, the theme is a variation, and variation 6 is the theme.
-Originally orchestrated for a MUCH larger ensemble, that version has since been discarded.