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The Elements – for string orchestra (or quartet)

I have just finished revising a new suite for string orchestra called the Elements (Earth, Water, Air and Fire) following an initial round of comments from a few friends. Hopefully this version is a little more interesting!

Notation was made with Sonic Scores’ Overture 5 and recordings were made using the Amadeus Symphony Orchestra VSTi.

Score and parts:

The elements – score

The elements – Violins I

The elements – Violins II

The elements – Violas

The elements – Cellos

The elements – Basses

A version for full orchestra is here

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