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5 Preludes "For the Love of the Lower Strings" for cello solo
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By Georg Mertens

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Cello Solo - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Georg Mertens. 20th Century, Contemporary, Standards. Individual part. 19 pages. Georg Mertens #3507869. Published by Georg Mertens (A0.790833).

Item Number: A0.790833

Georg Mertens - 5 Preludes for cello solo:
"For the Love of the Sound of the Lower Strings"
Several students complained to me that they started learning the cello, because they love the sound of the lower strings,
but then once they advance most of the cello music is written mostly for A and D strings!
I promised to write music for the lower strings.
Here they are, are 5 Preludes for the lower strings plus to play by yourself (not relying on an often absent accompanier).
[grading 4 - 7 out of 10]

Prelude No 1 in D minor - "Sea Waves" - Evolving from one note to an arpeggio thunder.
[grading 4 out of 10]
Prelude No 2 in A minor - "The Sound of Monks" - written in 7 little chapters, the steps of the Aeolian scale - our alphabet from A - G, the base for the names of our notes. Each step is written in the mode based on the note it begins with: Aeolian, Locrian, Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian (and again Aeolian).
[grading 4-5 out of 10]
Prelude No 3 in C minor - "The Mellow Cello" - written for the true love of the lower strings!
Deep melodies on the C string and full double stops.
[grading 5-6 out of 10]
Prelude No 3 Youtube:
Prelude No 4 in G minor - "Oriental" - Haunting oriental melodies in harmonic minor accompanied with an open string drone.
[grading 6 out of 10]
Prelude No 5 in C major - "The Harmonics Jester" - Fun with natural Harmonics and glissandos plus - glissando harmonics! (May be performed dressed up)
[grading 7 out of 10]

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