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Repertoire Classics for Cello

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23 Recital Pieces Cello and Piano Accompaniment. Compiled and Edited by Mary Ann Ramos. Composed by etc., Georges Goltermann, Hugo Schlemueller, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904), Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), Edward MacDowell (1861-1908), Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936), Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), Carl Bohm (1844-1920), Vittorio Monti (1868-1922), and Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Mary Ramos. Arranged by Mary Ramos. SWS. Back To School. Score, parts and CD. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #BF75. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.BF75).

Item Number: CF.BF75

ISBN 9780825890581. 9 x 12 inches.

Repertoire Classics for Cello is a comprehensive and progressively graded collection of classic solos for cello with piano accompaniment. The book contains a fine mix of transcriptions of familiar classics along with solos written specifically for the cello. Many of the pieces in this collection are on state contest/festival required music lists and cover performance levels from grade 2 through 4. There is a wide variety of music from all style periods and by some of the greatest composers of all time. As an added bonus, included is a data CD that contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniments to make practicing more fun. The data CD also includes all of the piano accompaniment parts for all of the pieces in the collection as printable PDF files. This way you can print out only the piece that you are using this year for your piano player. This innovative and unique packaging allows Carl Fischer Music the ability to present to you a large and useful collection of solo literature at a very good price. It is a collection that you will use for many years to come.
In putting together this volume, my goal was to include beautiful, accessible pieces which are not always found in the existing cello compilations. As the music world evolves more and more towards outreach concerts and community involvement, I am constantly looking for short crowd-friendly pieces such as the ones included in this book. As a teacher, I find it useful that many of these works are particularly well suited to isolate specific principles of cello technique. Kreislers Schon Rosmarin is an excellent study in up-bow staccato, and his Pavane can be used to practice trills and grace notes. Squires At Twilight provides many opportunities to work on extensions, while Schlemullers Cradle Song is great for teaching string crossings. Macdowells To a Wild Rose is a shifting exercise between first, second, third and fourth positions. It was a great pleasure to revisit some of my favorite childhood songs and present them to a modern generation. Each of these little pieces has a story rich in cello tradition, for they were all written by, written for, or arranged by cellists. For example, Faure originally wrote his Sicilienne as a cello piece for William Henry Squire, himself a composer whose works are among the most beloved in the cello repertoire. Years later Faure recycled the melody in his incidental music for Pelleas et Melisande, but not many people know that this famous tune was originally written for cello. My hope is that this book will be as fun to play through as it was for me to put together.

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