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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Detroit-born cellist, performer, and editor Nada Radulovich publishes her transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Six French Songs, a work which grew out of a love story involving the composer and Belgian soprano Désirée Artôt: (Read more...)
Though we're clear of winter, Charles Jacot has sought fit to leave us with a little reminder of what many of us experience in the months between December and March via the Debussy prelude Footsteps in the Snow for cello quartet: (Read more...)
Cellist Roland Pidoux has taken up the task of arranging Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin for cello ensemble. Ravel's suite is well-known for having been translated into a number of different arrangements, but the version for cello octet is unique: (Read more...)
As a big fan of works from the Renaissance and Early-Baroque eras, Hans Erik Deckert arranges for cello ensemble chorales from four of the most prolific chorale composers of those periods: (Read more...)
Carsten Jaspert, has released a fantastic new arrangement for cello ensemble of a Chopin piano etude: (Read more...)
- Caprice No. 14 (Bass Solo), composed by Niccolò Paganini and transcribed by Anthony Stoops
- Also sprach Zarathustra (Bass Orchestral Part), composed by Richard Strauss and edited by Edwin Barker
- Basso Capriccioso (Bass Solo), composed and edited by Anthony Stoops
- Six French Songs (Cello Solo), composed by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky and arragned by Nada Radulovich
- Footsteps in the Snow (Cello Quartet), composed by Claude Debussy and arragned by Charles Jacot
- Le Tombeau de Couperin (Cello Octet), composed by Maurice Ravel and arragned by Roland Pidoux
- Sicut Cervus (Cello Quartet), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and arranged by Hans Erik Deckert
- Alma Redemptoris Mater (Cello Quartet), composed by Johannes Ockeghem and arranged by Hans Erik Deckert
- Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Cello Quartet), composed by Michael Praetorius and arranged by Hans Erik Deckert
- Fantasy In Nomine (Cello Septet), composed by Henry Purcell and arranged by Hans Erik Deckert
- Fünf Stücke im Volkston (Five Pieces in Popular Style) (Viola Solo), composed by Robert Schumann and edited by Michael Tree
- Chant du Ménestrel (Viola Solo), composed by Alexander Glazunov and edited by Alan Bodman
- Caprice Basque (Viola Solo), composed by Pablo de Sarasate and edited by Viacheslav Dinerchtein
- Voyage à deux, volume 1 part 1 (Violin Duo), composed by Helmut Lipsky
- Voyage à deux, volume 1 part 2 (Violin Duo), composed by Helmut Lipsky
- Voyage à deux, volume 1 part 3 (Violin Duo), composed by Helmut Lipsky
- Voyage à deux, volume 2 (Violin Duo), composed by Helmut Lipsky
- Fugue from Le Tombeau de Couperin (String Trio), composed by Maurice Ravel and arranged 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
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.
Read our exclusive interview with Gerhard Roither
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.
Norman Carol (editor profile)
Mr. Carol is known as the legendary concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a post he held from 1966 to 1994 when he retired. Norman Carol studied with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute. At 17 he was invited by Serge Koussevitzky to join the first violins of the Boston Symphony; he made his New York debut in recital at Town Hall in 1949. He was concertmaster of the Minneapolis Symphony from 1960 before coming to Philadelphia in the same post. He has made many solo appearances with the Orchestra since 1954, and he introduced several works to Philadelphia audiences, including Bernstein's Serenade and Conus's and Hindemith's violin concertos.
Helmut Lipsky (editor profile)
A resident of Montreal since 1980, Helmut Lipsky is very active on the national and international music scene as a violinist, composer and teacher in the realms of classical music, jazz, world and contemporary music. As violinist and composer, he has recorded many radio and television programs and has participated with his own ensembles, among them MÉLOSPHÈRE, at numerous important festivals in North America and tours regularly in Europe.
Roland Pidoux (editor profile)
Roland Pidoux is currently a professor at the Paris Conservatory and the artistic director of Rencontres de Violoncelles de Bélaye, a post he has held since 1988. He was previously the principal cellist of the Orchestre National de France. Mr. Pidoux is also the prolific arranger of the music for cello ensemble performed by Les Violoncelles Français.
Read our exclusive interview with Roland Pidoux.
Jeff Bradetich (editor profile)
Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass in the US today, proclaimed by the New York Times as "the master of his instrument." Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1982 he has performed more than 400 concerts on three continents including his London debut in Wigmore Hall in 1986. He is also the founder of the Bradetich Foundation, which strives to advance and cultivate a prominent international presence for double bassists, and to command high performance standards and opportunities through solo competitions, educational outreach and cross-cultural connections.
Read about Jeff Bradetich's many contributions to our blog String Visions.
Blair Milton (editor profile)
Blair Milton is an editor at Ovation Press, an accomplished violinist, and a professor of violin at Northwestern University. After two seasons with the St. Louis Symphony, Mr. Milton joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1975. He is a founding member of the Evanston Chamber Ensemble and the originator of the Winter Chamber Music Festival which takes place each January at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Hall.