This collection contains 14 arrangements of 22 traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland in a variety of styles including jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, strathspeys, waltzes and airs. The harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano, to duets and trios, to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. The cello book includes melody (solo) cello, cello harmony, bass and piano accompaniment. All of the Celtic Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books (Violin, Viola and Cello/Bass) are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books or together as ensemble.
Title: Celtic Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume, arranged in comfortable keys, can be used for players at different levels and for all kinds of occasions. All three editions (Violin, Viola, and Cello) include two parts for either solo or duet performance and piano accompaniment. The three books are all compatible so that ensembles may mix and match parts as desired. Suzuki groups may particularly enjoy these arrangements. The CD provides the piano accompaniments alone. It can be used for back-up, improvisatory play-along, or for pleasant listening by itself.
Angels From the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel (Nowell)
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is This? (Greensleeves)
Title: My Very Best Christmas, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Celtic Grooves: 47 Irish & Scottish Tunes for Two Cellos
A book of traditional Celtic tunes arranged for cellos with rockin' groove and chop-based accompaniments. Includes forty-seven tunes from Ireland, Scotland, the Shetland Isles, and Canada in duet arrangements, all chosen with cellists in mind and in a variety of styles including jigs, slip jigs, reels, strathspeys, planxtys and airs in traditional keys. Companion CD includes all arrangements performed by the author.
Title: Celtic Grooves: 47 Irish & Scottish Tunes for Two Cellos, Edited by Renata Bratt, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21017BCD
This collection contains 16 traditional fiddling tunes from across North America. They are arranged in a theme and variation format, typical of American fiddling. The authentic fiddling style harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano to duets and trios to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. Includes melody (solo),harmony and piano accompaniment. American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books with piano accompaniment or together as ensemble.
Title: American Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
This is a collection of twelve sacred pieces from the classical repertory, arranged for cello solo with piano accompaniment. All time favorites like the Pachelbel Kanon, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and Ave Maria are included. The cello part is intermediate level, never going higher than G on the A string. This is a very valuable source of solos that can be used for weddings, memorial services and worship gatherings.
Title: Sacred Melodies for Solo Cello with Piano, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21389
The Cello Wall Chart includes note names
superimposed on an actual cello picture, allowing beginning cellists to
develop a unique visual understanding of the geography of the
fingerboard. The chart also includes finger pattern drawings
for all twelve major scales in first position and a list of bowing
This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the cello at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of cello theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory, or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of cello theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to cello theory, and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the cello; learning about line and space notes; learning musical symbols; and how to draw music.
Title: Beginner Cello Theory for Children, By Smith, Melanie, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20451
Book 2 in the Melanie Smith cello theory series introduces students to new music and theory concepts which are fundamental in developing a deeper understanding of the cello. Book 2 will begin by covering the theory involving the ranges of notes for the cello and then moves into specific theory concepts such as note and rest values and time signatures. The final section of Book 2 focuses on musical terms and includes a comprehensive review of all instructional concepts covered in the book.
Title: Beginner Cello Theory for Children: Book Two, By Smith, Melanie, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20558
Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments: A Look Inside Scales
A variety of chord progressions, taken from various forms, are used in the Ideas for Soloing, with complete analysis. The book covers the Harmonized scales of the Major, Ascending melodic Minor and the Harmonic Minor. Also covered are the Symmetrical scales: the Half-Step/Whole-Step Diminished scale, Whole Step Half Diminished scale, Whole Tone and the Chromatic scales, plus the Major, Minor, Altered major and Blues Minor Pentatonics and the Harmonic Major III scale. Companion CD included.
Title: Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments: A Look Inside Scales, By Gately, Earl, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21074BCD
This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. The pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. The string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
A Virgin Unspotted
Angels We Have Heard On High
As Lately We Watched
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Morn Is Dawning
Ding Dong Merrily On High
El Noi de la Mare
Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)
O, Dearest Love
Pat-a-pan (Willie Take Your Little Drum)
Title: Christmas Strings, Edited by Donald Miller, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Castles, Kirks and Caves: Traditional Tunes for Cello From Scotland and Ireland
Beautiful Celtic tunes for cello, compiled and arranged by Abby Newton. Most of the tunes in this collection are from her recent recordings, Castles Kirks and Caves and Ferintosh. The book is organized in three parts: Tunes, Sets, and Duos. The first part, Tunes, contains an assortment of twenty-eight tunes culled mostly from the well know Scottish and Irish traditional tune books including collections by Capt. Simon Fraser, Patrick McDonald, Niel Gow and James Oswald. The second part, Sets, consists of several tunes played in succession. Part three, Duos, includes two part scores (with treble and bass lines) that come mainly from James Oswald's Airs for the Seasons and Burke Thumoth's Collection of Scots and Irish Tunes 1745.