Volume 1: Seven original duets, this collection features vivid personality and character for elementary cellists. All in first position with simple rhythms, string-friendly keys, and a variety of bowing styles, this book is the perfect companion to any elementary method. Songs include: Starry Night, Almost Together, Jamaican Spice, Autumn, Carousel, March, and Mimi the Cat.
Volume 2: Eight easy, original duets use first and second position, introducing chromatic fingerings and extensions. Exploring flat keys with rhythmic variety and independent part writing, this collection is useful for teachers looking for a supplement to second-year study. Songs include: Make Believe Waltz, Out for a Walk, C'mon Along, Une Petite Chasse, Hopscotch, Upside Down, A Little Rain in Spain, and Spooky.
Edited for the advanced student or professional, Carlo Tessarini's charming four-movement sonata features challenges including double-stops, thumb position passages, and numerous ornaments. While an excellent piece in its entirety, movements one and four can be used for stand alone performance.
This edition of Bach's Six Cello Suites and 3-disc DVD set by David Starkweather reveals careful scholarly study of relevant manuscripts and has led to many discoveries concerning notes, trills, dots, dynamics, and rhythm. Fingerings and bowings reflect those used on the DVD set of Starkweather's performance of the suites. In addition, the DVD set offers a choice of four views: performance; performance with score; manuscripts with score; and scenery. One can choose to watch the scrolling score from Starkweather's edition, along with manuscripts of Anna Magdalena Bach, Johann Kellner, and the lute manuscript of J.S. Bach (Suite No. 5). Extras include scholarly examination of the manuscripts titled "Disagreement of Sources for the Bach Cello Suites" and "Comparison of Copyists' Accuracy".