Danish-German conductor-cellist Hans Erik Deckert has demonstrated an affinity in the past for older works of the Renaissance and early Baroque. His most recent work has produced a series of four chorale arrangements for cello ensemble from some of the most prolific composers of the age: Palestrina, Ockeghem, Praetorius, and Purcell.
We are excited to announce the release of a new arrangement for cello ensemble by German-born cellist Carsten Jaspert, who has chosen the fantastic Chopin Etude in E-flat Minor to bring to cello quartet.
Gerhard Roither, the man who published his own works for the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, sits down with us in an exclusive interview in which he discusses some of his arrangements. At the same time, Mr. Roither has released another new score with Ovation Press: Schumann's Romanze for 12 celli
Hans Erik Deckert explores the Italian style in this release for cello ensemble, having arranged Gastoldi's A lieta vita for cello quintet.
Gerhard Roither joins the ranks of Ovation Press editors with world class arrangements of folk songs for cello ensemble. Mr. Roither presents two works which he created at the request of the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, one of the world's most highly regarded cello ensembles: the Seven Spirituals and Ack Värmeland for 12 celli.
Hans Erik Deckert has arranged multiple variations of a single work: Aus tiefer Not is a Lutheran chorale of which the words were written by Martin Luther himself as a paraphrase of Psalm 130. Many composers have set Luther's text to music including, as featured here, Johann Sebastian Bach for cello quintet and cello sextet and Max Reger for cello quintet.