"Concert Pieces" includes popular student concertos and concert pieces
for cello players. Each edition includes a solo cello part and a piano
part for the accompanist. Edited by Christoph Sassmannshaus.
Dances of Dido: Fear No Danger and Come Away for String Orchestra (Grade 2)
Ed Zunic has arranged this elegant piece by Henry Purcell for intermediate orchestra. The harmony parts play some chromatic figures (allowing for the introduction of extensions), and dotted rhythms allow the use of hooked bowings. This new arrangement is a lovely way to teach Baroque style to young students. Number of parts: 8-vln1, 8-vln2, 5-vla, 5-cello, 3-bass, score. Grade 2.
A tender prequel to "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love", Cole Porter's "You Do Something to Me" is a perennial classic from Porter's 1929 musical Fifty Million Frenchmen. It is a highly regarded standard at weddings and other events. This tune provides an elegant, slow-moving melody that allows string musicians to express their romantic sentiment. Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" was made famous by Frank Sinatra. The phrasing in this arrangement imitates Sinatra's big band phrasing. Improvise to embellish the melody and learn how to play with just enough variation to make it uniquely yours. Score and Parts.
These are not your typical three kings - they paid attention in theory class! Appropriate for school or church performance, a lyric, mysterious chromatic harmonization of this familiar tune is wonderfully arranged by Jason Krug. Lower strings are featured regularly, and shifting is required for most. Violin 1 and Cello go to third position. Grade 2.5.
Adagio Quasi Fantasia, K. 396 for Violin and Piano
Adagio Quasi Fantasia in C Minor, K. 396 for Violin and Piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This work was left unfinished at the time of Mozart's death in 1791 and was completed by a close friend of the Mozart family, Abbe Maximilian Stadler. This highly ornamental work is in the style of an improvised fantasia.