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 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
Tortelier Six Cadences
C.P.E. Bach A Major, mvt 1 and final
Boccherini Bb, final
Haydn D mvts 1, 2, 3
Schumann A minor
This edition replaces and completes Divertimento for cello solo. The movements have been arranged in a new order. Boris Pergamenshikov has added fingerings and bowings to four of the movements.
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