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Recordings of Folk and Beyond

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Recordings of Folk and Beyond – my new cello and piano collection – have just gone on You Tube. The link to the recordings is here: Folk and Beyond

and you can buy the music here:Folk and Beyond

Folk and Beyond is a collection of twelve cello and piano pieces ranging from around Grades 4 – 8.  Special effects – such as col legno, snap pizz,tremolo bowing, ponticello, stamping and harmonics – are used to enhance character, and the music has a strong sense of narrative.

If you like the music please give the recordings a ‘like’ and forward them to friends. And if you are learning any of the pieces and make a recording or video, it would be lovely if you could send it in. Please email info@fedorastrings.com

 

 

Interview about ‘Folk and Beyond’ Cello and Piano Sheet Music

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Kevin Mayhew Publishers has just released this interview about Folk and Beyond – my new cello and piano collection. I hope you like it:

All the music in the collection has been recorded and can be heard on the Kevin Mayhew website or on my Soundcloud site here: Folk and Beyond

If you have any questions about the music that aren’t covered in the interview please email at: jbcontact@btinternet.com

Cello Orchestras

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Cello orchestras are relatively rare. But the best ones can sound surprisingly good, given that a cello orchestra is composed of only one instrument. Compare the two versions below of ‘Tonight’ from West Side Story. The first is played by the London Cello Orchestra and the one underneath is full orchestra. Both are good, but I prefer the cello orchestra – maybe because the tune is so well suited to strings.

Variety

The problem with one instrument for a full recital is the lack of variety of sound. But the cello has the advantage of having a huge range – making it suitable for the tune and accompaniment. Although sometimes including just one extra instrument ( like the drum in the extract below) can be very effective:

New Sheet Music

We hope to be adding some cello string quartet arrangements – which could be played by cello orchestras – to our online shop soon. Meanwhile, if you’d like to commission a work for cello orchestra visit our custom music for strings’ page here