Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) was a Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Russian Romantic period. His works include symphonies, ballets, operas and seven string quartets in addition to various instrumental sonatas.
'Chant du Ménestrel' (Song of the Minstrel) was composed in 1901 and dedicated to Alexander Wierzbilowicz solo cellist to the Tsar and a Professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. It's a lyrical and tender characteristic piece in a simple A-B-A form and typical of much salon music from the start of the 20th-century and is one of the most memorable.
Italian arranger Matteo Firmi arranged 'Chant du Ménestrel' for Cello with accompaniment of a small wind ensemble.