Compunix BlogOvation Press Blog Press Blog 2010 Dešpalj – Gershwin Prelude No. 2 & Summertime for CelloThe works of George Gershwin, master of jazz and composition, have undergone countless arrangements, reflections, and variations. Building of his work with The Man I Love, Valter Dešpalj adds his own personal touch with two more Gershwin favorites: Prelude No. 2 and Summertime.Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:23:29 GMT Birchall – Wagner Prelude from Tristan und Isolde for Cello OctetRichard Birchall and Cellophony have produced some exciting arrangements for cello ensemble, many of which have been recorded on their acclaimed album Vibrez. Ovation Press is proud to release another arrangement from the album, Wagner's Prelude from Tristan & Isolde.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:01:07 GMT Dešpalj – Dotzauer Variations on "Là ci darem la mano"Based off of the duet from Mozart's 1787 opera Don Giovanni, Dotzauer's arrangement of Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" have been expertly edited by Valter Dešpalj for two celli.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:28:13 GMT Despalj – Granados Intermezzo from the opera Goyescas for Cello and GuitarValter Dešpalj has arranged Enrique Granados' Intermezzo from the opera Goyescas for cello and guitar. Its Spanish character is enhanced by the variety of tone colors and sound effects they can produce.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:23:27 GMT Watkins – Unheard SerenadeThe multi-talented Stephen Watkins delivers his first original composition in our catalog with Unheard Serenade for cello octet, inspired by the second verse of the poem "Let Me Enjoy" by Thomas Hardy.Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:49:05 GMT Despalj – Mendelssohn Song without Words for Cello and GuitarValter Dešpalj has been very interested in exploring how guitar accompaniment can help to emphasize a character of intimacy in music, helping him discover more refined nuances on the cello. Thanks to him, our catalog of cello and guitar is growing, with Mendelssohn's Song without Words, Op. 109 joining as the newest arrangement.Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:30:23 GMT Fraser – O Holy NightThe newest addition to our holiday collection for cello ensemble, Adolphe Adam's O Holy Night has been arranged by Kathy Fraser for cello trio. The score is available in both C major and E-flat major to accommodate players from late beginner to intermediate levels.Tue, 15 Dec 2015 02:38:04 GMT Despalj – Rheinberger AbendliedJosef Rheinberger was a prolific composer, remembered most for his elaborate and challenging organ compositions. Now, one of his most well-known organ works – Abendlied (Evening Song) – is available for cello sextet exclusively at Ovation Press!Sun, 08 Nov 2015 23:56:59 GMT Griffin – Blues on the G StringSteven Griffin – a Welsh composer and teacher whose music has been described as “alluring contemporary sounds” and “quite superb,” – publishes his first work with us: Blues on the G String, written for a "multi-level" cello ensemble that can support anywhere from five to twenty cellists!Tue, 03 Nov 2015 09:47:14 GMT Sebastian Keen – Pavane pour une infante défunte Ravel, the master of orchestration, was well-known for reworking solo pieces (both original and by other composers) for full orchestra. His Pavane was one such piece and marks the editorial debut of Kars Sebastian Keen with Ovation Press.Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:32:32 GMT Dešpalj – Schubert Arpeggione Sonata for Cello and GuitarThe arpeggione is a long-extinct six-stringed instrument, bowed like a cello but fretted and tuned like a guitar. Its only notable piece, Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, is now available in an exciting new arrangement for cello and guitar by Valter Dešpalj.Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:46:28 GMT Dešpalj – Saint-Saëns Allegro AppassionatoThe Allegro Appassionato is one representation of the strong interest Camille Saint-Saëns developed in the cello during the middle of his career. In this edition, Hans Erik Deckert has arranged the accompaniment for four cellos, while keeping the original solo part in the first cello.Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:45:30 GMT Erik Deckert – Josquin Benedicta es, caelorum regina for Cello SextetJosquin – the famous Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance – is widely regarded as the first master of polyphonic vocal music that characterized his era. Hans Erik Deckert has selected Benedicta es, caelorum regina, one of seven motets by Josquin printed in the anthology Liber selectarum cantionum, for arrangement on cello sextet.Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:54:45 GMT Jaspert – Bach G Minor Prelude and FugueCarsten Jaspert is no stranger to arranging music for multiple celli, having produced cello ensemble editions for a decade. His latest arrangement is a cello quartet rendition of the G minor Prelude & Fugue from the second book of the The Well-Tempered Clavier.Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:47:56 GMT Jaspert – Bizet's Carmen SuiteCarmen stands as one of Georges Bizet's most popular and critically acclaimed works. Two suites were drawn from the original score and posthumously compiled by his friend Ernest Guiraud. In his own Carmen Suite arrangement for cello octet, Mr. Jaspert has selected three movements of the Orchestra-Suites and the aria of Don José, "La fleur que tu m’avais jeté".Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:58:40 GMT Erik Deckert – Dvorak Rondo for Cello QuintetA long time standard in the repertoire of cellists, Dvořák's  Rondo is a wonderfully entertaining piece dedicated to the composer's friend and cellist Hanus Wihan. Now you can share this outstanding arrangement by Hans Erik Deckert with four of your fellow cellists.Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:58:36 GMT Erik Deckert – Scheidt Canzon Cornetto for Cello QuintetAlways looking to deliver exciting new and unplayed music, editor Hans Erik Deckert has arranged Samuel Scheidt's Canzon Cornetto for cello quintet.Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:30:24 GMT Despalj – Zigeunerweisen Cello and String Quintet/OrchestraPablo de Sarasate's famous composition Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra has been a favorite challenge for both young virtuosos and advanced students. Now editor Valter Dešpalj has transcribed the piece to be played on cello with either a string quintet or string orchestra.Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:00:02 GMT Erik Deckert – Intrada for Cello SextetFor this latest cello ensemble release, we are featuring Hans Erik Deckert's original composition Intrada. Originally a hymn for six-part a cappella choir, this gem showcases Deckert's musical development at a young age.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:22:47 GMT Carter – Ravel KaddischOvation Press is delighted to debut a new editor, Chicago-based David Carter, with his two arrangements of Ravel's "Kaddisch" for cello ensemble and cello ensemble with harp.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:48:45 GMT Erik Deckert – Bach Andante & Adagio (BWV 1028 & 1029)There's nothing like a little bit of J.S. Bach to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Hans Erik Deckert has arranged two of the Baroque master's works for cello trio: Andante and Adagio from Viola da Gamba und Cembalo Sonatas BWV 1028 & 1029.Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:01:58 GMT Erik Deckert – Gade and Folk SongHans Erik Deckert – himself of both Danish and German descent – has arranged two pieces of his musical legacy for cello ensemble with Danish composer Niels Gade's Morning Song and the German folk song Es sungen drei Engel.Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:56:11 GMT Erik Deckert – Compere and LassoLoyset Compère and Orlando di Lasso represent two generations of the same musical tradition: the Franco-Flemish school. Now, half a millennium later, two fantastic cello ensemble arrangements of these great composers' music by Hans Erik Deckert are available for download exclusively at Ovation Press: O vos omnes and O la, o che bon eccho!.Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:27:54 GMT Watkins – I Saw Three ShipsHoliday music is often derided as cliché and sub-par. To prove that you can have expertly written and edited music in your winter season repertoire, Stephen Watkins provides an accessible cello ensemble arrangement of Fantasy on I Saw Three Ships that refrains from being trite or condescending.Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:19:41 GMT Erik Deckert – Schutz Two ArrangementsWidely regarded as the greatest German composer before J.S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz can now be heard on cello ensemble. Hans Erik Deckert has arranged Aller Augen warten auf dich for cello quartet and Unser Wandel ist im Himmel for cello sextet.Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:56:44 GMT Amosov – Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro"O Mio Babbino Caro" is among the most popular arias in opera and is arguably Giacomo Puccini's most famous work. And, while the aria has been done in countless arrangements – from piano & voice, to solo violin, to string orchestra – Ovation Press' exclusive arrangement by Fedor Amosov is one of the few for cello ensemble.Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:51:03 GMT Despalj – Stradella and BoismortierEditor Valter Dešpalj's newest transcriptions for cello ensemble pull from two of the three major periods within the Baroque period. Alessandro Stradella's Sinfonia a tre and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier's Concerto in A minor represent the Middle Baroque and Late Baroque respectively.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:43:39 GMT Erik Deckert – Hassler Intraden & Tanzen und SpringenTwo 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 the Drei Intraden (preludes) and Tanzen und Springen of Renaissance/Early Baroque composer Hans Leo Hassler as his subject.Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:53:42 GMT Lipsky – Voyage à Deux volume 2 (viola duo)Back by popular demand, Helmut Lipsky has arranged volume 2 of his popular etude series Voyage à Deux for viola duo. The new edition allows violists and violinists to share in musical exploration through encounters with styles outside of the classical mainstream while offering numerous technical challenges to spur the development of the intermediate and advanced student. Take a trip with Voyage à Deux!Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:54:19 GMT Watkins – Bach's Chaconne for Cello QuartetOvation Press is excited to present a new arrangement of Bach's Chaconne for cello quartet by editor Stephen Watkins. This post takes a look at Mr. Watkins' approach to creating this new score.Thu, 29 May 2014 11:18:09 GMT Erik Deckert – Bach Five ChoralesIn honor of J.S. Bach's 329th birthday, Ovation Press presents an arrangement of five of the composer's immortal Chorales by Hans Erik DeckertTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:29:25 GMT Despalj – Dvorak and GershwinAntonin Dvořák and George Gershwin... two composers from two different lands and two different time periods, though perhaps with more similarities than differences. In this latest release, editor Valter Dešpalj has masterfully arranged works by these two for the cello: Dvořák's Rondo and Gershwin's The Man I Love for cello octet.Tue, 29 Oct 2013 23:10:46 GMT Barlowe – Scarlatti Sonata for Violin & ViolaEditor Amy Barlowe has brought one of the more popular sonatas by Italian baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti to strings. Check out Scarlatti's Sonata in G Major transcribed for Violin and Viola.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:41:47 GMT – Tribute for Cello SextetDanish musician and self-taught composer Lene Holt Nielsen comes to Ovation Press with a unique arrangement that speaks to the idea of expression. Check out Tribute for Cello Sextet today!Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:55:45 GMT 4th of July with Sousa's Liberty BellBesides fireworks, there is perhaps no more iconic representation of American independence than the Liberty Bell. We invite you to celebrate this year's 4th of July holiday weekend with editor Stephen Watkins' fantastic cello ensemble arrangement of John Philip Sousa's Liberty Bell.Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:42:09 GMT Jacot – Debussy Footsteps in the SnowThough 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.Sun, 12 May 2013 23:03:03 GMT Pidoux – Le Tombeau de Couperin for Cello OctetFrench cellist and editor Roland Pidoux brings Ravel's masterpiece Le Tombeau de Couperin to the cello octet in his lastest arrangement.Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:55:36 GMT Erik Deckert – Classic Chorales for Cello EnsembleDanish-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.Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:11:35 GMT Jaspert – A Cellist's Take on ChopinWe 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.Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:59:07 GMT Roither – Interview and Schumann RomanzeGerhard 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 celliMon, 08 Apr 2013 13:33:54 GMT Roither – Seven Spirituals, Ack VärmelandGerhard 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.Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:41:22 GMT Erik Deckert – Gastoldi A lieta vitaHans Erik Deckert explores the Italian style in this release for cello ensemble, having arranged Gastoldi's A lieta vita for cello quintet.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:55:43 GMT Erik Deckert – Aus tiefer Not for Cello EnsembleHans 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.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:57:15 GMT Erik Deckert – Delius Elegy for Cello SeptetWith our first cello release of 2013, editor Hans Erik Deckert explores the work of a more obscure composer: Englishman Frederick Delius. He has chosen a work of great historical significance: Elegy for cello septet.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:47:06 GMT Brings Birds and Bees to Cello EnsembleThe symphonic sounds of aerial wildlife are present in a new batch of arrangements for cello ensemble from editor Hans Erik Deckert featuring: Saint-Saëns' The Swan for Cello Quintet, Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee for 9-12 Celli, and the folk tune Song of the Birds for 10 Celli.Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:32:35 GMT Japsert's Debut Brings Works to Cello EnsembleGerman cellist Carsten Jaspert is the latest to join the ranks of exceptional musicians that have arranged, edited, and composed music for Ovation Press, bringing two works to the cello ensemble: Moszkowski's  Guitarre and Strauss' Pizzicato Polka.Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:46:39 GMT Arranges Bach's Art of FugueOvation Press editor Hans Erik Deckert has arranged the four canons from The Art of Fugue for cello duo. These canons are among Bach's longest and most complex, developing aspects of fugal composition which are difficult to sustain in canon.Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:13:55 GMT Pidoux Exclusive Interview and ScoresWe have a real treat for you on our blog String Visions - an exclusive interview with editor Roland Pidoux. Mr. Pidoux shares with us some of his musical and professional experiences, as well as discussing his approach in creating two outstanding arrangements for cello ensemble: Rachmaninoff's Vocalise for Cello Octet and Fauré's Après un rêve for Cello Octet.Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:39:19 GMT Dešpalj – Four Cello Ensemble Arrangements from Different PeriodsIn the latest release from acclaimed cello editor, pedagogue, and performer Valter Dešpalj we have a series of four scores spanning a range of musical styles from the Baroque to the post-Romantic: Telemann's Sonata in D minor for Cello Trio, Beethoven's Sonata Op. 6 for Cello Trio, Mendelssohn's Andante religioso for Cello Quartet, and Lalo's Intermezzo from the Cello Concerto for Cello Octet.Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:03:52 GMT Press Publishes First String Trio!In the last few months we have been greatly expanding our catalog of cello ensemble scores, in no small part thanks to editors like Charles Jacot. Now, Mr. Jacot has collaborated with Ovation Press to publish our first arrangement for string trio: the Fugue from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:03:48 GMT Erik Deckert – Rachmaninoff and Wagner Arranged for Cello EnsembleHans Erik Deckert has added to his selection of arrangements with the "vocal" works of two composers primarily known for works on other mediums: Rachmaninoff's Vocalise (arranged for cello sextet) and Wagner's Zug zum Münster (arranged for cello quartet) enhancing the melodic essence of the original works with the rich sound of multiple cellosFri, 27 Jul 2012 14:52:07 GMT Jacot – Marche Marionette and AubadeCharles Jacot continues to bring us more incredible scores for the cello, arranging two short piano works from two distinctly different composers: Gounod's Marche Funèbre d'une Marionnette Arranged for Cello Quartet and Satie's Avant-Dernières Pensées - Aubade Arranged for Cello Duo (adding to Jacot's previous arrangement for cello quartet).Sat, 30 Jun 2012 15:06:14 GMT Jacot & Stephen Watkins – Girl with the Flaxen HairAs we continue to expand the catalog of music available for the cello ensemble, we mark the start of June with a special collaborative score. Charles Jacot has edited Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair arranged for cello quartet by another one of our editors: Stephen Watkins. Hear Debussy's famous piano work fabulously arranged for cello quartet, imbued with the style of two of our finest editors!Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:03:22 GMT Erik Deckert – Canzoni for 12 and 22 Celli!New Ovation Press editor Hans Erik Deckert has just published two exciting Canzoni for celli. Like many of our editors, Mr. Deckert has an affinity and a knack for chamber music – especially when it comes to all-cello groups – transforming a 22-voice Gabrieli Canzone into an arrangement for 22 Celli! In addition, Hans Erik Deckert is a composer in his own right, bringing his Canzona for 12 Celli to Ovation PressTue, 15 May 2012 15:06:16 GMT Jacot – Scores for Cello Ensemble by JosquinCharles Jacot arranges Renaissance master Josquin for cello ensemble – El Grillo for Cello Quartet, Mille regretz for Cello Quartet, and La déploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem for Cello Quintet transpose Renaissance vocal music to the modern setting of the cello.Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:16:44 GMT Dešpalj – New Cello Ensemble ScoresAcclaimed cellist, performer, pedagogue, and Ovation Press editor Valter Dešpalj continues to bring us exciting new transcriptions featuring the cello. This time around, he is showing off his skill in arrangements for ensemble, with transcriptions of Ruggiero Leoncavallo's Serenade for Cello and Guitar and Johann Strauss Sr.'s Jellacic March for Cello QuartetTue, 24 Apr 2012 08:50:46 GMT Barlowe – Two Suites for String OrchestraAmy Barlowe, the dynamic composer who brought us the internationally-acclaimed 12 Etude-Caprices in the Styles of Great Composers has released two suites for string orchestra. The first – Celebration Suite –  is for string orchestra, percussion and sopranos while the second – Suite Celtica – is for string orchestra. These are significant additions to our catalog of music from a composer who has received rave reviews from musicians globally.Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:23:43 GMT Watkins – Romantic & Modern Cello EnsemblesOvation Press is excited to be making several additions to its growing catalog of arrangements for cello ensemble. We have announced the publication of a new set of cello ensemble scores by editor Stephen Watkins. This post takes a look at Mr. Watkins' Romantic and Modern era scores.Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:55:38 GMT Watkins – Baroque & Classical Cello EnsemblesOvation Press is excited to be making several additions to its growing catalog of arrangements for cello ensemble. This month we are announcing the publication of a new set of cello ensemble scores by editor Stephen Watkins. This post takes a look at Mr. Watkins' Baroque and Classical era scores.Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:23:41 GMT Despalj – New Popper and Haydn ScoresExciting new music for cellists is available from editor Valter Dešpalj. Check out his arrangement of David Popper's Polonaise de Concert for cello ensemble and his cadenzas from Haydn's Cello Concertos, exclusively from Ovation Press. In all of these works, Valter Dešpalj's formidable skills as an editor shine through, incorporating the original musical ideas of the composers with variety and freshness, and showcasing Dešp