Cello,Piano - Level 4 - Digital Download
By Bob Dylan. By Bob Dylan. Arranged by HELEN MARPLE-HORVAT. Pop. Score and part. 25 pages. Helen Marple-Horvat #6136381. Published by Helen Marple-Horvat (A0.749236).
British singer-songwriter Adele recorded "Make You Feel My Love" for her debut studio album 19, in 2008. As it is such a popular hit I was surprised to find that the original was by Bob Dylan, from the album ‘Time out of Mind’ from 1997, and also that it has been covered many times by different artists.
Why choose my arrangement?
I have arranged the piano part to follow the original very closely, transposed into G Major. I also want to be able to play it in gigs with my daughter who is a singer. As such I have made the piano part to lie under the fingers, making sure the clefs are easy to read. I also arranged it for Capriccio Quartet in G, which is great for strings and the cello solo is gorgeous! ( See my Youtube Channel - Helen Marple-Horvat, Songwriter, Arranger, Composer )
Some of the harmony is slightly changed, and I composed my own bridge passage with hints at the original. Adele sings a quite dissonant G in the melody, against the F sharps in some of the verses of the piano accompaniment. Personally I love this, but it would need to be played subtly, and the clash is less obvious in the less dense sonority of a vocal part, so I have left this option open by notating the safer version, and suggesting the dissonance rather than the other way around. On the video is an example of both.
I also include a bonus ‘Easy Cello’ Part that younger players will enjoy, or perhaps pupils of those who buy the professional level arrangement. It requires some fourth position and simple shifts in the Chorus and Bridge section. However there are some places where an open ‘A’ could slip by unobtrusively in quaver passages too. I have also enclosed a ‘piano only’ score as it falls onto three pages and is convenient for performing, as well as the two piano scores with each cello version.
Feel free to take as many bows as you need and don’t feel bound by my bowing suggestions. I have changed my mind many times! Just do what feels comfortable and enjoy it. Adele sings the original at 72 bpm but I think you could certainly go as high as 76 bpm without losing that mournful quality, and it will help young players with their bowing.
My Youtube Channel has many of my arrangements for String Quartet, recorded by Capriccio Quartet, and all but two are available as Sheet Music Plus products. Please visit me there - Helen Marple-Horvat, Songwriter, Arranger, Composer
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