Dip into this stockingful of easy Christmas music for cello! Unwrap a traditional carol, dance to the 'Skaters' Waltz', and pull a cracker full of solos and duets. Includes words to sing along, chords for guitar or keyboard, and a fantastic play-along CD.
Cello Time Christmas Includes:
32 well-known Christmas carols and pieces with words to sing along
Solos and duets using finger patterns 0-1-34 and 0-12-4
Easy chord symbols for guitar or keyboard accompaniment
Aecha is the Hebrew title of the book of Lamentations, which is chanted on the Jewish fast day of T'isha b'Av to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The first section of the composition uses melodic motives from this mournful chant, which carries the weight of centuries of sorrow and laments the brokenness of the world. The second section is a prayer that enters the quiet space of holiness. The melody draws on part of the Rosh Hashana prayer Avinu malkeinu ("Our Father, our King"), and begs for an answer from the overwhelming despair. The answer comes in the thirds section, as the music gradually moves into a dance of redemption and is transformed into an ecstatic Hasidic melody.
Title: Aecha (Lamentations) for Violin, Cello and Piano, By Warshauer, Meira, Published by Oxford University Press, Item number: 66854
String Time Joggers provides great new ensemble material for string groups of any size. Contents include 14 fun ensemble pieces with flexible scoring for violin, viola, cello, and double bass - from solo with CD backing to full string ensemble. CD with performances and backings for all pieces. Corresponds to the level of Fiddle Time Joggers.
The third book following Cello Time Joggers and Cello Time Runners. Cello Time Sprinters includes: extended pieces in first position; fourth position pieces using the finger patterns 1-34, 12-4, and 1234; a range of techniques, including hooked bowing, string crossing, and double-stops; duets with equal parts; scales and arpeggios to suit the pieces and at the level of Grade 3 and more.
Title: Cello Time Sprinters, By Blackwell, Kathy and David, Published by Oxford University Press, Item numbers: 3221152, 3221160