Transcription: Maria Theresia von Paradis Siciliene for String Quartet

May 20, 2018

This is the piece that cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason played at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. It is definitely not by Maria Theresa von Paradis (those Kreisler-like early 20th-century harmonies give it away). The piece was "discovered" by the violinist Samuel Dushkin, and published in 1924. I imagine that it will become an often-requested wedding piece, so, inspired by Kanneh-Mason's beautiful playing, I made this arrangement for string quartet.

You can find the music here, and on this page of the IMSLP.

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