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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Editor Valter Dešpalj newest transcriptions for cello ensemble pull from Middle and Late Baroque periods with Alessandro Stradella and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. (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...)
Two Hans have come together to deliver two new arrangements for our cello ensemble catalog! Prolific Ovation Press editor and in-demand musician Hans Erik Deckert has chosen Renaissance/Early Baroque composer Hans Leo Hassler as his subject. (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...)
Rachmaninoff's preludes are a staple of the piano and post-romantic repertoire. Now, with the help of editor Ernst Schliephake, you can try them on violin. He has brought one of Rachmaninoff’s most beloved, magisterial preludes to strings. (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
- 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
- Three Songs from Schwanengesang (Cello Octet), composed by Franz Schubert and edited by Richard Birchall of Cellophony
- 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
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.
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.