When I began to improvise simple accompaniments on the cello during lessons, I noticed that my cello pupils became more engaged in the process of making music. They were being challenged to react and respond to that second voice and take part in a musical conversation. Not being a pianist, I found that I could create relatively simple accompaniments that provided all of the essential rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic elements contained in the original score in a format that prepares the student for the full accompaniment of a piano later in the learning process.
All students love playing cello duets, and these accompaniments turn the standard student repertoire into cello duets that can be performed in lessons, with their friends in recitals, or just for fun. No piano? No problem!
I hope that you will find them useful, and that your students will enjoy them!
The following titles are available now and more will be added:
Cello2- Bk. 5
Vivaldi: Sonata in e minor
Squire: Danse Rustique
Cello2 – Bk. 6
St Saëns: The Swan
Vivaldi: Allegro (from Concerto in D)
Bréval: Rondo in D
Vivaldi: Allegro (Two Cello Concerto)
Cello2- Bk. 7
Eccles: Largo & Allegro
Cello2- Book 8
Sammartini: Sonata in G minor
St. Saëns: Allegro Appassionato
van Goens: Scherzo
Individual titles: Bruch: Kol Nidrei; Mendelssohn: Song without Words: Klengel: Concertino in C; Eccles: Sonata in G minor (complete); Goltermann: 4th Concerto; Haydn C Major Concerto; Boccherini/Grutzmacher Concerto in B flat; Boccherini: Sonata in A Major; Corelli: Sonata in d; Bréval: Sonata in G Major.
Coming soon: Brahms Sonata in e (1st mvt.), Bréval: Sonata in C; J.C. Bach (Casadesus) Concerto in c.