Specializing in music arranged for cello, with fun pieces for all levels from very basic to very advanced.
Sheryl Smith has been very helpful with her recommendations and advice, and her arrangements are wonderful as well! She started cello late in life (but with a musical background), so she can easily remember what it felt like to be a beginner. Thus, her novice and mixed cello quartet arrangements have been perfect for our beginner players!
Visit Sheryl's website at: www.YellowCelloMusic.com.
Dennis Neff Arrangements
Dennis B. Neff has been playing with fiddle, folk and gospel groups in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas for the past 50 years. Dennis is a multi-instrumentalist who teaches privately and promotes string orchestra music through his work with music camps and teachers in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He has string orchestra scores published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company of San Diego, California. His arrangements transition folk, fiddle and gospel songs into more classic four-part cello ensemble and string orchestra pieces suitable for school music programs.
Dennis’ arrangements typically include close harmonies that are commonplace in twin fiddling and strong counter-melodies that are prevalent in strolling strings arrangements. He writes original music and teaching pieces for his harmony workshops that are presented at the Jana Jae Fiddle Camp in Grove, Oklahoma. Dennis also supports three cello groups with custom arrangements and develops new pieces each year for the Tulsa Symphony Summer Fiddle Camp. His latest four music books include folk, fiddle, gospel and Christmas music in a seven-part harmony format.
Dennis graduated with honors from Emporia State University in Kansas where in 1973 he received a B.S.E. degree in Physical Science and Mathematics, and an M.S. in Physical Science in 1977. After an initial career as a High School teacher, he moved on to the oil industry and retired in 2002 after a successful career in which he received 25 U.S. Patents and numerous awards. Dennis resides in Grove, Oklahoma but spends his summers in Estes Park, Colorado where he devotes much of his retirement time to arranging music.
OpusCello is the sheet music publishing company of Blaise Déjardin, a cellist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Cello Quartet.
OpusCello publishes exclusively sheet music for cello ensemble, from cello duets and cello quartets up to 12 cellos. The sheet music is available as an instant PDF file download. Opus Cello is the only destination where you can download sheet music from the Boston Cello Quartet.
The website also features cello interviews, with some of the major cellists of our time.
A word from the editor:
"I strongly believe in cellists playing together. I have been involved with several cello ensembles throughout my career and have always enjoyed it immensely. It is a treat today for me to be a member of the Boston Cello Quartet. That new partnership revived my taste for writing arrangements for cello ensembles and I wanted to share them with as many cellists as possible."
Visit Blaise's website at: www.opuscello.com
Enterprising Rabbit - Joan Harrison has generously allowed our members to use to use a piece from each of her three collections per Meetup: Easy Cellobrations, Cellobrations and More Cellobrations.
Joan Harrison is a dynamic and versatile musician who maintains an active teaching and performance schedule on both modern and baroque cello. She currently is a faculty member of the University of Ottawa where she is also pursuing her PhD in education.
Previously, Joan has taught at Carleton University, the Juilliard School, Princeton University, The Perlman Music Program, the United Nations International School and New York School for Strings.
Joan is also dedicated to promoting music education for young children. Along with developing products for the enterprising rabbit™, Joan publishes articles and presents workshops and lectures on issues related to education and music.
Visit Joan's website at: www.EnterprisingRabbit.com
Virtual Sheet Music has generously allowed our members to use their cello choir sheet music and some string arrangements for our cello group for free.
If you haven't used their website before, we highly recommend it! For $37.75 you can download over 80,000 titles, some of them with MP3 accompaniments. A very good deal!
Visit their website at: www.VirtualSheetMusic.com.
PlayMooreCello.com - Douglas Moore is a composer, teacher and cellist residing in Loveland, Colorado. He was Professor of Music at Williams College from 1970 to 2007, and cellist with the Williams Chamber Players and the Williams Trio. His Bachelor of Music degree in cello is from Indiana University, where he studied with Fritz Magg, and his Masters and DMA degrees are from The Catholic University of America in Washington DC.
He has appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout the United States and Canada. He has also conducted cello orchestras at cello congresses, cello camps and universities, and given frequent master classes.
He provides a "collection of effective and enjoyable cello arrangements for cello orchestra and cello ensembles, appropriate for professional cellists, cello teachers and cello students at all levels."
Doug is just an overall NICE GUY who has generously provided us with some of his arrangements for free, and has provided advice and guidance on music selections for our group, and has also offered to come to one of our sessions with selections from his arrangements and also from his large library of other's arrangements for the group to try! :)
It would be great at some point, to play a few of his arrangements for him when he stops for a visit! Just for fun of course!
Visit Doug's website at: www.PlayMooreCello.com.
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