Cellowise For Young Cellists

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CELLOWISE is an exciting new collection of arrangements from the popular classics.

The standard is from Grade 3 upwards and included are Bach Badinerie, Handel Sarabande, Haydn Gipsy Rondo, Gossec Gavotte and Tambourin, Brahms Hungarian Dance and other favourites with attached CD of top quality performances making a pleasant and varied recital programme both to listen to and of course to play.

Choice of music is diverse, fresh and thought-provoking and the pieces are particularly idiomatic to cello.

FOOTNOTE TO CONTENTS The Sarabande is a romantic dance, very expressive and the one slow-paced movement in a typical 18th. Century Suite. Popular with composers from Handel to Debussy, it has featured in Film and Rock music. The Badinerie is a musical haiku, stunning in its precision and economy of means and like a poem condenses much meaning and expression into few words. Sir Yehudi Menuhin once called the 'Erbarme Dich' solo the most beautiful piece of music ever written for the violin. This poignant duet for voice and obligato is about remorse, betrayal and the universal theme of suffering. It is one of the centre-pieces of the St. Matthew Passion and is sung after Peter has denied Christ, betraying him to the authorities and to his Crucifixion. Gavotte and Tambourin. These two Dances reflect the political opposites of the French Revolution - one a popular dance for partying and celebration, the other more courtly and considered a favourite of Marie Antoinette. Rondo all'Ongarese and Hungarian Dance. Hungary was for Haydn and Brahms the country of youth, nostalgia, fount of musical inspiration. Though neither was born there both were drawn to the chutzpah and fiery temperament of its folk-music. Like other Romantic and early-Romantic composers (Mendelssohn and Schubert) Brahms was attracted to Scotland as a wild and beautiful country of myth and legend. The melody which moves hauntingly through the Intermezzo is a Scottish Cradle-song. At the beginning of the music Brahms quotes a line from Lady Anne Bothwell's lament. Cellowise is currently on the Royal Irish Academy of Music Strings Syllabus 2012-2014 for Grade 5.


  • Badinerie [J S Bach]
  • Erbarme Dich [J S Bach]
  • Gavotte [Gossec]
  • Hungarian Dance [Brahms]
  • Intermezzo Op 117 [Brahms]
  • Rondo All'ongarese [Haydn]
  • Sarabande & Variations [Handel]
  • Tambourin [Gossec]


Product IDCOBS012946648
Editor/Arranger Remy , J
Instrumentation Cello & Piano
Publisher Spartan Press
Publisher Ref No SP898
Language Eng
Media Book & CD

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