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, Item numbers: 99636, 99637, 99638
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
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.
by Abby Newton. Includes Catskill Mountain Air, Loftus Jones, Sister Jean, Tarboltan Lodge, Crossing to Ireland, Independence Trail and many more traditional tunes. Written in bass clef. Late intermediate to advanced level. 31 pgs.
Title: Crossing To Scotland: Celtic Music For Cello, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item numbers: 98011, 98011CD, 98011CDP