Instrumentation: Viloncelo 1,2 and 3
Britannia was a name given to the British Isles by the Romans during their occupation in the 1st century AD. This familiar song was composed during the 18th century telling of national pride largely due to its invincible navy. The song should be played in a martial manner with strong bow strokes to capture this spirit. The first part requires some facility in higher positions, and knowledge of positions is advisable in the other two parts as well. The key is G major and the duration is just over 2 minutes.