Brahms: 3 Chorale Preludes, for 4 Celli
4 Celli. These somber works are slow and in a minor key: “Herzliebster Jesu”, “ O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen”, “O Traurigkeit, o Herzleid”. Cello 1 is in treble clef and difficult, cello 2 is occasionally in tenor clef and intermediate, while lower 2 parts are easy to intermediate in the bass clef. Score and 4 parts. Recorded example is of a student cello orchestra playing second phrase from “O wie selig”.
Also included is a bonus 4th chorale, “Es ist ein Ros’ ensprungen”, more spritely and in a major key.
This is a downloadable arrangement. Buy it now and you can download the PDF directly to your computer. To receive printed folio copies (extra charge for postage), ask for them in the comments section of the order.
Rare 18th and 19th Century Chamber Music including the Cello
In the late 1970s I acquired two bound volumes of duos for violin and cello. As a cellist, I was attracted to them since they were “duos concertante”, with the cello part equal to the violin part. There were 58 duos, with all the violin parts bound in one volume, and all the cello parts in the other.
I am offering many (but not all) of these duos in both facsimiles of the original (no scores were printed) and new performing editions by myself with scores and parts done on Finale. These editions will attempt to correct errors, resolve inconsistencies in dynamics, articulations, bowings, etc. However I will not supply such markings where there is no reason to do so, leaving that to the whim of the performers.