Classical Sheet Music for String Musicians
Ovation Press is proud to bring you an exciting new way to discover string music with an extensive selection of orchestral excerpts and parts, unique arrangements for cello ensemble, solo music and chamber music for violin, viola, cello and bass. Ovation Press is the only publisher to offer music edited by today’s most prominent string players including concertmasters and principals of major orchestras, leading pedagogues and highly respected international soloists. You are just minutes away from downloading and printing the string music you need while gaining access to the bowings, fingerings and other musical ideas of living legends.
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Loyset Compère and Orlando di Lasso represent two generations of the Franco-Flemish school. Half a millennium later, two fantastic cello ensemble arrangements of these great composers' music by Hans Erik Deckert are available for download only at Ovation Press. (Read more...)
If you struggle with finding winter season cello music that isn't cliché or sub-par, editor Stephen Watkins has the solution. His cello octet arrangement of the popular Christmas carol "I Saw Three Ships" is both accessible and refined. Add it to your winter concert repertoire today! (Read more...)
"O Mio Babbino Caro" is among the most popular arias, and while it has been arranged in countless ways, our exclusive edition by Fedor Amosov is one of the few for cello ensemble. (Read more...)
In his previous work at Ovation Press, editor Viacheslav Dinerchtein made no technical or musical concessions when transcribing to the viola from other string instruments. David Popper's Spinning Song extended the cello's range to new heights, and Dinerchtein's transcription achieves the same on the viola. This is a technical tour de force in under two minutes. (Read more...)
Our latest arrangement for cello ensemble has the unique fortune to also be featured on a new CD. In late August, London-based octet Cellophony released their debut album Vibrez which features Franz Schubert's Three Songs from Schwanengesang for cello octet. (Read more...)
- Technical Exercises (Bass Solo), composed by Jeff Bradetich
- Caprice No. 14 (Bass Solo), composed by Niccolò Paganini and edited by Anthony Stoops
- Also sprach Zarathustra (Bass Orchestral Part), composed by Richard Strauss Sr. and edited by Edwin Barker
- Basso Capriccioso (Bass Solo), composed and edited by Anthony Stoops
- O vos omnes (Cello Trio), composed by Loyset Compère and edited by Hans Erik Deckert
- O la, o che bon eccho! (Cello Octet), composed by Orlando di Lasso and edited by Hans Erik Deckert
- Fantasy on I Saw Three Ships (Cello Octet), folk song arranged and edited by Stephen Watkins
- Aller Augen warten auf dich (Cello Quartet), composed by Heinrich Schütz and edited by Hans Erik Deckert
- Unser Wandel ist im Himmel (Cello Sextet), composed by Heinrich Schütz and edited by Hans Erik Deckert
- "O Mio Babbino Caro" (Cello Sextet), composed by Giacomo Puccini and edited by Fedor Amosov
- Sinfonia a tre (Cello Trio), composed by Alessandro Stradella and edited by Valter Dešpalj
- Concerto in A minor (Cello Quartet), composed by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and edited by Valter Dešpalj
- Tanzen und Springen (Cello Quintet), composed by Hans Leo Hassler and edited by Hans Erik Deckert
- Drei Intraden (Cello Sextet), composed by Hans Leo Hassler and edited by Hans Erik Deckert
- Spinning Song (Viola Solo), composed by David Popper and edited by Viacheslav Dinerchtein
- Voyage à deux, volume 2 (Viola duo), composed by Helmut Lipsky
- Four Romantic Pieces (Viola Solo), composed by Antonin Dvorák and edited by Bernard Zaslav
- Four Songs (Viola Solo), composed by Antonin Dvorák and edited by Bernard Zaslav
- Slavonic Dance No. 1 (Viola Solo), composed by Antonin Dvorák and edited by Bernard Zaslav
- Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (Violin Solo), composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff and edited by Ernst Schliephake
- Violin Concerto Op. 53 (Violin Solo), composed by Antonin Dvorák and edited by Ruggiero Ricci
- Don Juan (Violin Orchestral Part), composed by Richard Strauss and edited by Jorja Fleezanis
- Voyage à deux, volume 2 (Violin Duo), composed by Helmut Lipsky
- Sonata in G Major K. 391 (Violin and Viola Duet), composed by Dominic Scarlatti and edited by Amy Barlowe
- Fugue from Le Tombeau de Couperin (String Trio), composed by Maurice Ravel and edited by Charles Jacot
- Celebration Suite (String Orchestra, Percussion, and Sopranos), composed and edited by Amy Barlowe
- Variations on a Paganini Theme (Cello and String Orchestra), composed and edited by Amy Barlowe
- Schelomo (Piano Reduction), composed by Ernst Bloch and edited by Alex Maynegre-Torra
Richard Birchall (editor profile)
Richard Birchall studied Music at Cambridge University and as a postgraduate cellist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, under Louise Hopkins. Today, he pursues a varied and colourful career as a cellist, composer, arranger, and lyricist. As a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra he performs regularly in the great concert halls of the world. He is cellist of the Minerva Piano Trio and a founding member of Cellophony Cello Octet, an ensemble of eight cellists that have performed throughout the UK, in Europe, and as far afield as South Korea. Cellophony have recently signed to Edition Records, releasing their first CD album Vibrez.
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Bernard Zaslav (editor profile)
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bernard Zaslav spent the first two years of his career in the viola section of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell, and the rest of the 20th century as violist of the Kohon String Quartet, the Zaslav Duo, and many other ensembles. Throughout his career he commissioned, premiered, and recorded countless works by new music composers such as Elliot Carter, Milton Babbitt, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Roger Sessions, and William Bolcom, among many others. Mr. Zaslav has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northern Illinois University, and Stanford University. In 2011, he published his critically-acclaimed memoir, The Viola in My Life: An Alto Rhapsody
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Jorja Fleezanis (editor profile)
Jorja Fleezanis was concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1989 to 2009—the longest tenured concertmaster in the orchestra’s history and only the second woman in the U.S. to hold the title of concertmaster in a major orchestra when appointed. She also held the post of associate concertmaster with the San Francisco Symphony for eight years and began her professional career at age twenty-three as a member of the Chicago Symphony. In the fall of 2009 she became Professor of Violin and Orchestral Studies at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in order to devote herself full time to teaching and mentoring.
Gerhard Roither (editor profile)
A native of Germany, Gerhard Roither was born in Berlin in 1932. Mr. Roither has been a member of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin (formerly the RIAS- and later Radio-Symphony Orchestra Berlin) for 42 years. He was also a member of the Fournes String Quartet from 1959 until 1970. In 1972, during a tour with the Berlin Philharmonic, the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic asked Mr. Roither to compose a few short pieces for them to use as encores. This inspired Mr. Roither to arrange the Seven Spirituals for The Berlin Philharmonic Cello Ensemble, as well as the Swedish Vaermland-Song.
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Stephen Geber (editor profile)
Stephen Geber was the longest-serving principal cellist in the history of The Cleveland Orchestra (holding the position for 30 seasons from 1973 until 2003). With the Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Geber has been featured as a soloist in two world premieres and three Cleveland premieres. In 1998, he gave the world-premiere performance of Samuel Adler's Cello Concerto with the Eastman Philharmonia under Christoph von Dohnányi's direction.