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  • Alte Kammermusik – Early Chamber Music for 2 cellos, 3 cellos

    Early Pieces for 2 and 3 cellos edited by Pejtsik.  Playable in first position, though knowledge of other positions will give you more options in fingering. Many bowing and rhythmic challenge within the comfortable range of notes.   Familiar tunes by Telemann, Bach, Purcell, Haydn, Schubert and the gang.

  • Bartok 33 Duos (2 cellos)

    From the 44 Duos for violin & cello, Pejtsik has transcribed 33 for 2 cellos. One book has both parts in score form. If you already own the 18 Duos, there is a little overlap in repertoire and an occasional difference in key signature.

  • Chamber Music for 3 Cellos – Vol. 4

    Haydn – Trio
    Purcell – Chaconne
    Mozart – Canon inversus, Canzonetta, Adagio
    Elgar – Salut d’amour
    Edited by Pejtsik.  Includes score and parts. Cello I and II involve some tenor clef. While Cello III plays in lower positions there are still counting and rhythmic challenges.  Edited by Pejtsik.  Includes score with parts.

  • Chamber Music for 4 Cellos – Vol. 12

    Beethoven – God Save the King theme and variations
    Berlioz Shepherds Farewell
    Mendelssohn 3 Christmas pieces
    Wagner-Jacobowsky Aus dem Parsifal.
    Edited by Pejtsik.  Includes parts with score.  Cello I some tenor and treble clef;  Cello II some tenor.   Cello III through 4th position, Cello IV easier.

  • Chamber Music for 4 Cellos – Vol. 3

    Boccherini – Quartettino
    Grieg – Gavotte in Old Style
    J. Werner – Elegie
    Edited by Pejtsik.  Includes parts with score. Involves tenor clef, some treble in I and II.  Cello III and IV through 4th position but not easy.

  • Chamber Music for 4 Cellos – Vol. 8

    Haydn – Aus dem Kaiser-Quartett
    Tchaikovsky – Orthodox chorale
    Lyadov – Russian song
    Dvorak – Walzer
    Goltermann – Serenade
    Includes parts with score. Cello I and II should be comfortable in tenor clef.  Cello III through 4th position.  Cello IV easier than III.

  • Chamber Music for 4 Cellos Vol. 10

    Haydn – Menuetto alla Zingarese  (Cello IV has a solo)
    Mozart – Zwei deutsche Kirchenleider
    Beethoven-Bockmann – Largo appassionato
    Dvorak – Slavonic Dance
    Schubert – Der Tod und das Madchen

    Edited by Pejtsik.  Includes parts with score.  Cello I and II treble and tenor clef.  Cello III some tenor clef.  Cello IV fluent through 4th position.

  • Violoncello Duets for Beginners, Volume 1 (2 cellos)

    Edited by Pejtsik. Although these pieces can be played in half and first position, you have more fingering options if you know more positions. Despite “easy” notes, there are metric, rhythmic and counting challenges. You need to know your fingerboard geography because very few fingerings are provided. Both cello parts are of similar difficulty.

    Anon – Polonaise; Bach – Choral; Beethoven – Anglaise; Boismortier – Chaconne; Couperin – Concert; Destouches – Passepied en Rondeau; Haydn – Divertimento; LeClerc – Tambourin; L. Mozart – Divertimento; W.A. Mozart – Canon Inversus; Offenbach – Duo; Pleyel Rondo; Schein – Suite; Schenk – Aria Amoroso; Schubert – Ecossaise, Landler, Walzer; Telemann – Canon; Vallet – Bourree, Galliarge Angloise

  • Violoncello Duets for Beginners, Volume 2 (2 cellos)

    Edited by Pejtsik.  This is not what we would consider “for beginners.”  Considering Book 1 did not go above a D in 1st position, one doesn’t expect Book 2 to start off with tenor clef.  Pieces are not arranged by difficulty, so you will find easier pieces that stay in bass clef, no higher than 4th position, with fingerings provided. Cello I and II parts vary in difficulty in this volume, so an advanced cellist can play with a less accomplished partner. Like the earlier volume, even if you’re in familiar territory with notes, the rhythms are challenging.

    J.S. Bach – Canon cancrizans, Inventio in re minore; Beethoven – Marcia alla turca, Contredanse; Dotzauer – Andante con variazioni; Fiore – Trattenimento; Gabrielli – Balletto e Giga; Handel – Air; Haydn – Andante; Hook – Rondo; Kummer – Tema con variazioni; Mehul – Allegretto; Mozart – Divertimento; Offenbach – Two Duos; Pleyel – Duo; Reger – Canon im alten Styl; Stiastny – Fuga; Telemann – Sonata or Canon; Vivaldi – Adagio e Allegro

  • Violoncello Music for Beginners Vol. 1

    Edited by Pejtsik, this collection is wonderful for students looking for music that stays within first position but offers a variety of rhythms. This book does not have any suggested fingerings which (with any luck) they don’t need!  Playing “by number” isn’t a habit one wants to get into, so this is a book that challenges you in a familiar range of notes.

  • Violoncello Music for Beginners Vol. 2

    Volume 2 includes 33 pieces, the majority of which have one or two sharps/flats, and a few with three.  The rhythms are in an easier zone with fewer 16th notes and dotted rhythms.  While most pieces can be played in 1st position, having fluency through 4th position allows for more fingering options.  There are no fingerings provided in this volume, so it’s a good chance to test your own fingerboard geography (shout-out to Rick Mooney’s Position Pieces Book 1).   Probably a good range of pieces for Suzuki 2-ish players who want to play a greater variety of music with that skill set.

  • Violoncello Music for Beginners Vol. 3

    This collection includes 43 short pieces, none of which have more than 3 sharps or 3 flats.  The range of notes includes through 4th position to the harmonic.  Time signatures and tempi vary, there are chords and doublestops, some ornamentation … It is what I call “lateral music” when you feel fluent in a range of notes but approach them differently in each work.  People who play a method book (Suzuki)  are surprised to see how many works they can’t play easily though they’d learned to play well the pieces in a given volume.  This is not what many people would consider beginner material.  Helpful fingerings are provided in this volume.