Traditional – El Cant Dels Ocells

El Cant Dels Ocells is a traditional Christmas song and lullaby from Catalonia, which tells the story of nature’s joy at the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. It was made famous by the cellist Pablo Casals, who often played it in his concerts, making it into a symbol for Catalonia. This new version for double bass by Jean-Baptiste Salles makes use of the open strings of the instrument and the harmonics, with frequent double stops. This would be a great addition to any solo recital as an encore.


Difficulty: ADVANCED