Cello Sheet Music


          

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CELLO SHEET MUSIC

    Welcome to Dantalian's Cello Page.  Here you will find information about our sheet music publications of Donald Martino's compositions for your instrument.  Mr. Martino was raised in the tradition of clarinet virtuosity so it is no wonder that he has contributed significantly to the solo literature of many instruments.  On this page you will find his early SUITE OF VARIATIONS ON MEDIEVAL MELODIES for cello alone (a perfect recital piece for teacher and student alike), as well as the brilliant PARISONATINA'AL DODECAFONIA, a cello solo work commissioned by the brilliant Brazilian soloist, Aldo Parisot, who performed it more than 3 dozen times in the 1964 season.  The work was originally presented to Parisot hand copied in 4 colors.  Finally after almost a half century Dantalian, Inc has been able to produce a four color edition which much simplifies reading the work's web of  instrumental colors.  The work has been much applauded by audience and critics alike ("a whiz-bang virtuoso piece!" said The New York Times).  But Martino has often said that the cello is his favorite instrument.  Besides two concertos (see the Orchestra Page), he has featured his favorite instrument in much of his chamber ensemble music.  There is the CANZONE E TARANTELLA (Clarinet & Cello), written in 1984 for Mr. Martino to perform with his then nine year old  son.  This 80th birthday gift to the eminent Italian composer Goffreddo Petrassi is lots of fun to play as it quotes first from Verdi's 'La Traviata' then from his 'Don Carlos').  There is the recent (1998)SERENATA CONCERTANTE written for committed professionals.., and performed extensively on the"New Music Cercuit." Finally there is the 2003   TRIO for Cl, Vcl & piano commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble and premiered by them on May 3rd, 2003  in Merkin Hall and the 5th STRING QUARTET premiered by the Lydian String Quartet at Brandeis University in March of 2005(for the glowing review see premiers.htm

The 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning NOTTURNO: "a remarkable creation...lyrical and evocative music of great sensitivity." - The American Record Guide

4th STRING QUARTET: "emotes in no uncertain terms...has the immediacy of a vivid dream, and the irrationality...dense, tense and action filled." - Fanfare  This fourth string quartet was commissioned by the Cooledge Foundation of the Library of Congess for the Juilliard String Quartet who performed during its 1984-5 and 1985-6 seasons.  The work won the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award of 1985.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE for Flute, Cello, Piano, and Percussion was commissioned for the Australian Bicentennial: "Disquieting and tongue in cheek, yet superbly sculpted, the work thoroughly entertains and challenges" - Piano Guild

 

All Sheet Music Editions of Donald Martino's Cello Music
Previously Published by The E.C. Schirmer Music Co./Ione Press
Are Now Published by Dantalian, Inc.

CANZONE E TARANTELLA SUL NOME PETRASSICC

(1984) Clarinet and Violoncello (5-7 minutes) [CANZONE: Grade 4]

DSE506

2 Score-Parts

$8.00

FROM THE OTHER SIDEC

(1988, Flederman commission: Australian Bicentenniary) Divertimento for Fl (Picc, Alto Fl), Vc, Perc, Pf (29 minutes)

DSE507

DSE507a-c

Score-Piano

Fl., Vc., Perc Parts, set

$20.00

$30.00

NOTTURNOCC

(1973, Naumburg commission, 1974 Pulitzer Prize) Flutes (Picc, Fl, Alto), Clarinets (Bb and fully extended Bass), Vln alt Vla, Vc, 1 or 2 Perc, Pf (16 minutes)

DSE523

DSE523a

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Cued Parts

$65.00

$15.00

For Rent

PARISONATINA AL'DODECAFONIACCC

(1964) Violoncello Solo (11 minutes)

DSE524

DSE524x

Standard Edition

Four Color Edition

printing withdrawn

$25.00

PIANO QUARTET

(1951) Vln, Vla, Vc, Pf (9 minutes)

DSE510M*

DSE510Ma-d*

Study Score

Parts, set

$9.00

$30.00

QUARTET

(1957) Cl, Vln, Vla, Vc (23 minutes)

DSE525

DSE525a-d

Study Score

Score-Parts, set

$25.00

$50.00

SERENATA CONCERTANTE P

(1999, Koussevitzky Foundation Commission for Anthony Korf and the Parnassus Ensemble) Octet for Flutes, Clarinets, Flugel Horn and Cornet, French Horn, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Violoncello (26 minutes)

DSE517*

DSE517a

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Cued Parts

$60.00

$20.00

For Rent

SETTE CANONI ENIGMATICI

(1955) Puzzle Canons with various solutions. DSE526b and c may be combined to make mixed quartet ensembles (12 minutes)

 

DSE526a

DSE526b

DSE526c

Score-Parts for:

- String Quartet, ea. part

- 2 Vlas & 2 Vc, ea part

- Cls (2 Bb, Alt, Bs), ea pt

 

$10.00

$10.00

$10.00

STRING QUARTET No 2

(1952, Winner, 1952 BMI SCRA Award, 17 min.)

DSE511M*

DSE511Ma-d*

Study Score

Parts, set

$15.00

$20.00

STRING QUARTET No 3

(1953, Finalist 1953 Queen of Belgium String Quartet Competition, 22 minutes)

DSE513M*

DSE513Ma-d*

Study Score

Cued Parts

$20.00

$35.00

STRING QUARTET No 4C

(1983, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge commission for the Juilliard String Quartet, First Prize, 1985 Friedheim Award, 30 minutes)

DSE505

DSE505a-d*

Study Score

Cued Parts and Scores

$20.00

$80.00

STRING QUARTET No 5P

(2004, 18 minutes)

DSE535

DSE535a-d
Score

Parts, set
$15.00

$50.00

STRING TRIO

(1954) Vln, Vla, Vc (20 minutes)

DSE515M*

DSE515Ma-c*

Study Score

Cued Parts, set

$20.00

$40.00

A SUITE OF VARIATIONS ON MEDIEVAL MELODIESC

(1952) Violoncello (14 minutes) [Grade 5]

DSE501

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$5.00

TRIOP

Clarinet in A, Violoncello and Piano (2004, 13 Min)

DSE532             Score & Parts

 

$30.00

For the CELLO CONCERTO, see the Orchestra Page.

* = Not printed in quantity; allow one month for delivery. = Prepublication item, inquire as to availability; C = Commercial Recording (Number of C's indicates number of recordings).  P = Perusal Tape. M = Manuscript. = Repertory Selection "Director's Guide to Festival and Contest Music" (The Instumentalist). DSE = Dantalian; McG&M = McGinnis & Marx.


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