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The Student Cellist: Bach

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello solo - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and Craig Duncan. Arranged by Craig Duncan. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Baroque. Cello solo book. With solo part, standard notation and piano accompaniment. 45 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #97033. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97033).

Item Number: MB.97033

ISBN 9780786613403. 8.75x11.75 inches.

This collection includes both didactic compositions of J.S. Bach as well as easy arrangements of several of his most popular works. The book begins with easier arrangements and progresses in its level of difficulty. All pieces are played in first position. Most of the piano parts double the cello to aid in performance. Titles include 'Bouree I' from French Overture and other favorites.

  • Arioso 
  • Gavotte (From French Suite #5 BMV 816) 
  • Gavotte (From Sixth Violoncello Solo Sonata) 
  • Fughetta 
  • Bourree I (From French Overture) 
  • Menuet (From Anna Magdalena's Notebook) 
  • March (From Anna Magdalena's Notebook) 
  • Musette (From Anna Magdalena's Notebook) 
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (From The Birthday Cantata) 
  • Bourree (From French Suite #5 BMV 816) 
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Chorale From Cantata Number 147 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Newark, DE
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  • February 02, 2009 highly recommended

    This book features some beautiful music, arranged for beginners. Both my son and his cello teacher were very pleased with it. It comes with a separate book with the piano music, so that you can play duets. A nice selection of pieces.

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  • 5

  • July 21, 2005 Awesome!

    I'm only in sixth grade but i loved the book. It was fun but challenging! I'd recommend it to anyome

    28 of 53 people found this review helpful.
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