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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Cello (VLC)
Skill Level: Easy - Explain this
Catalogue #: MLB98011
ISBN: 9780786644520


Today the cello is usually considered a classical instrument, but from the late 17th to early 19th centuries it was used in folk ensembles to provide low, driving rhythms for dance tunes and to render haunting Scottish airs. Within the folk music revival of the past forty years there has been a small but dedicated movement to restore the unique richness of the cello to traditional music, and Abby Newton has been on the forefront of that movement. Abby has been deeply involved with Scottish music ever since, traveling to and performing in Scotland many times. The airs, planxties and reels in this book come from traditional and contemporary sources, including the 18th-century fiddler Neil Gow, harper Turlough O'Carolan, Daithi Sproule, David Hornung, Alasdair Fraser, Ronnie Aimes, and others. All 19 of the tunes are written for solo cello with chord symbols included on most tunes for an accompanying instrument. The text also includes the author's notes on the origin of each tune.

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It isn't obvious that the book is accompanied by a CD. I would have probably bought the CD if I knew it was for sale
Confirmed purchase: 08 January 2016
Published on: 28 January 2016

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 21/06/2000
Format: Not specified
Length: 32 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Author: Abby Newton

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