Category Archives: Cello compositions

L’Amour de Moi – Arrangement for 4 cellos

Here is a little arrangement (theme and variations) I made of a traditional 15th century French song for our latest cello weekend with Miranda.

 
Mp3 (computer generated)

A round with Anna – Cello trio

Just done a little cello trio composition ready for upcoming music weekend with Miranda in Suffolk.

Score: a round with anna cello trio

Cello I: a round with anna cello trio – cello 1

Cello II: a round with anna cello trio – cello 2

Cello III: a round with anna cello trio – cello 3

Computer synthesised mp3:

Popper Requiem – arranged for 6 cellos

By request for our upcoming  cello weekend with Miranda I have taken David Popper’s wonderful requiem and arranged for cello ensemble (6 cellos).

Updated Nov 2017 to correct the deliberate mistakes!

Score: Popper requiem arranged 6 cellos

Cello 1 part: Popper requiem 6 cellos – cello I

Cello 2 part: Popper requiem 6 cellos – cello II

Cello 3 part: Popper requiem 6 cellos – cello III

Cello 4 part: Popper requiem 6 cellos – cello IV

Cello 5 part: Popper requiem 6 cellos – cello V

Cello 6 part: Popper requiem 6 cellos – cello VI

Spanish Steps – for Guitar and 2 Cellos

Chamber music piece composed by David Alabaster August 2014

for upcoming weekend with Miranda and friends to be played only after christening the new Pizza oven!

My first effort at doing something for guitar + cellos! – have to wait and see how it works till this weekend.

Cello I part: Spanish steps – guitar + cellos – CelloI

Cello II part: Spanish steps – guitar + cellos – CelloII

Guitar part: Spanish steps – guitar + cellos – Guitar

Score and guitar tab: Spanish steps – guitar + cellos

Piano Cello Collection

Small collection of piano cello duets composed by David Alabaster

Gathered together here for convenience.

Printable pdf of score: piano_cello_duets

pdf of cello part: piano_cello_duets_cellopart

22 Carols – for violin and cello

22  carols arranged for violin and cello by David Alabaster and Sarah Goodall – 2006

22 favourites arranged for violin and cello together with my good friend Sarah Goodall.

To purchase a bound (plastic comb binding) copy of these carols please contact me by email (music(at)davidalabaster(dot)com). Bound copies cost £8+p&p with proceeds being donated to The Mathieson Music Trust.

carols_titlepage_violin_and_cello_thumbPrintable pdf of book

Front cover: carols_titlepage_violin_and_cello

Back cover: carols_backpage_violin_and_cello

Content: carols-violinandcello

22 Carols – for cello duet

22 cello carols arranged by David Alabaster and Sarah Goodall – 2006

22 favourites arranged for cello duet together with my good friend Sarah Goodall. To purchase a bound (plastic comb binding) copy of these carols please contact me by email (music(at)davidalabaster(dot)com). Bound copies cost £8+p&p with proceeds being donated to The Mathieson Music Trust. carols_titlepage_cellos_thumb

Printable pdf of book

Cover: carols_cover_cellos

Content: carols_cellos 2nd edition

Example soundbites

Hello Cellos – cello ensemble music collection

Collection of most of my and my friends compositions for cello ensemble.

Pdf of whole collection

hello_cellos

Index of pieces:
  • Caprice (3 Cellos)
  • Peter’s Hop (4 Cellos)
  • Winter Dream (2 Cellos)
  • The Cheshire Cat (another G D Bb)  (2 Cellos)
  • G D Bb (2 Cellos – by Sarah Goodall)
  • D A B (2 Cellos)
  • D A B (2 Cellos – by George Shilling)
  • Adams (2 Cellos)
  • Experiment No 3 (2 Cellos)
  • Flying (2 Cellos)
  • Romance (2 Cellos)
  • Stroll in the Park (3 Cellos)
  • Three Blind Cellists (3 Cellos)
  • Spring Gig (3 Cellos)
  • Variations on a bar by Brahms (4 Cellos from bar 154 of Tragische overture)
  • Xmas Waltz (3 Cellos)
  • Cell-East (4 Cellos)
  • Cellists Return (2 Cellos)
  • Happy Birthday (Arranged for 4 cellos by David Alabaster & Sarah Goodall on Frannie’s Birthday)