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Cello Duets Reviewed

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Cello Duets Reviewed

Some of the cello duet arrangements that we sell on our website have just been reviewed by the September 2019 edition of Music Teacher Magazine. The duets that have been reviewed are: Four Famous Opera Arias arranged for Two Cellos. They can be bought individually on our site, or all four can be purchased together at SJ Music – who publish the duets.
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What is the review like?

The review is excellent. It covers all the duets – Toreador Song, Habanera, Your Tiny Hand is Frozen and Non Piu Andrai . Some of this  detail has been quoted on our website. The review’s summary is:

“arranged with creative flair and an excellent knowledge of the instrument…a very worthwhile addition to the cello duet repertoire”

But apart from the review…

These are amazingarias and a great chance for cellists to play wonderful operatic tunes instead of accompanying them in an orchestra. Browse our cello duet repertoire HERE!

Toreador Song Cello Duet

Intermediate and Advanced Cello Duet Sheet Music

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We sell a wide range of intermediate and advanced cello duet sheet music at our online shop. The cello’s capacity to sustain a bass line and sing the tune makes it the ideal duet instrument. But there are surprisingly few cello duets of intermediate and advanced standard. So we think there is a gap in the market – and one which we aim to fill!
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Our range of intermediate and advanced cello duet sheet music

The music we sell falls into two categories: arrangements and new compositions. But some of our arrangements – such as Lilliburlero and Scarborough Fair – have introductions and middle sections that are completely new music. I think this helps re-create the tune in a fresh way and highlight the overall mood.

cello duetsRepertoire choice

The style of our arrangements includes baroque, classical, romantic, broadway and folk. And over the next few weeks we will be adding more cello duets to our online shop.

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SJ Music also has an imaginative range of intermediate and advanced cello duets as well as cello trio, quartet and sextet sheet music.

Opera Arias arranged for Cello Duet

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The opera arias I have recently arranged for cello duet have been a pleasure to write: SJ Music
My starting point was to look at the number of instruments in a Puccini score – an awe inspiring experience. Did Puccini immediately hear the music like this in his head or add the orchestration later? According to a friend of mine – an expert orchestrator – it was probably the former.
opera arias arranged for cello duet                                            Puccini
Overall objective
My aim with the cello duets was to ensure the tune was always clear and then try to capture the overall mood in the accompanying part, often by using cellistic special effects. In my teens I spent ages listening to recordings of great singers – and I loved the beauty of their phrasing, their rubato and the drama of it all. It’s rare to hear string music as expressively phrased as singing often is, but isn’t it worth aspiring to?