An ideal collection of classical pieces for a cello student performing in a contest or recital with 14 pieces at easy to intermediate level. All of the pieces can be played comfortably in first position. Contents: March in G Major (J.S. Bach) • Minuet in C Major (J.S. Bach) • Minuet from String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5 (Boccherini) • Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) • Lydia (Fauré) • Solvejg's Song from Peer Gynt (Greig) • Siciliana (Handel) • Minuet (Haydn) • Jupiter Chorale from The Planets (Holst) • German Dance (“The Sleigh Ride”) (Mozart) • Barcarole from The Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) • To Music (Schubert) • The Two Grenadiers (Schumann) • Andante cantabile from Symphony No. 5 (Tchaikovsky). A section with informative historial information on the composers and pieces is also included. Book includes cello arrangements, piano accompaniments and access to online audio for both full performances and piano accompaniments. Cello recordings – available online for download or streaming – are by Joseph Johnson, principal cello for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Judit Jaimes.Oxygen Music stocks a range of cello books including this great collection of classical pieces for easy to intermediate level players from Hal Leonard Publishing.
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