Duets for Young Cellists from the Little Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Bach, JS - Sherry
Boosey & Hawkes
25 Bach Duets from the Cantatas compiled and transcribed by Fred Sherry
Both parts in score form in a single book
Bach, JS - Varga
Cello Suite No. 5 BWV 1011 arr. for 2 cellos in G minor (MC-58)
Originally in C minor for solo cello, this work has been arranged by Laszlo Varga in G minor for cello duet. Includes 2 books, both in score form.
Bach, JS - Varga
Fifteen Little Pieces for 2 Celli (MC-28)
Two booklets, each in score form
Boosey & Hawkes
From 44 Duos for 2 Violins arranged for 2 violoncelli by Walter Kurz. If there is such a thing as a "grow with me" cello book, this would qualify. At first blush the pieces appear deceptively simple. Most of the duets can be played with a working knowledge of first and second positions. However, phrasing, dynamic markings, changes in time signature, and complex rhythms quickly reveal much more intricate music happening here. While parts appear evenly matched, it will be important to play with a more advanced partner. Newer students will have questions. Highly recommended because of the broad scope of skills required and, after all, it is Bartok! The 18 pieces are short, absolutely loaded with material. This book requires dedication, a sense of humor, and a metronome.
Six Duets for 2 Cellos Op. 40 (Ruf)
This is a single book with both parts in score form. These pieces are a lot of fun to play. All duets are written in bass clef, do not require positions above fourth.
9 Petites Sonates et Chaconne for 2 Cellos Op. 66
A single book with both parts in score form
Brahms, Bach, Debussy, Rimsky
(CD-11) Showstoppers for Cello Duo Vol. 1 - Hungarian Dance 1, Prelude in G, Clair de Lune, Flight of the Bumblebee
Brahms, Vivaldi, Valentini
Excerpts from Famous Sonatas Vol. 2 (CD-15)
Vivaldi Sonata 5 complete, Brahms e 2nd mvt, Valentini E 1st and 2nd mvts.
Leichte Stucke Vol. 1 for 2 Cellos
Leichte Stucke Vol. 2 for 2 Cellos
Clark & Gazda
Progressive Duets for Cello Volume 1
31 easy to medium pieces arranged or composed by Larry Clark and Doris Gazda. Includes works from Mozart, Telemann, Brahms, Couperin, Handel and others. Duet parts are at the same level with melody passing between parts. Pieces increase in difficulty as you move through the book. Keys are friendly, no more than two sharps, and occasionally 2 flats.
Clark - Gazda
Progressive Duets Volume 2
One book with both parts in score form. All pieces stay in bass clef, half through 4th position. Rhythmic and bowing challenges
Show Stoppers for Cello Duo Volume 1 (CD-11) Brahms Hungarian Dance #1, Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee, J.S. Bach Prelude in G, Debussy Clair de Lune
Includes parts and score. Parts of equal difficulty - for advanced players.
Violoncello Duos for Beginners, Volume 2 (Z. 14 201)
Edited by Pejtsik. Considering Book 1 did not go above a D in 1st position, one doesn't expect Book 2 to start off with tenor clef. Pieces are not arranged by difficulty, so you will find easier pieces that stay in bass clef, no higher than 4th position, with fingerings provided. Cello I and II parts vary in difficulty in this volume. Like the earlier volume, even if you're in familiar territory with notes, the rhythms are challenging. (This is not what we would consider to be "for beginners.") J.S. Bach - Canon cancrizans, Inventio in re minore; Beethoven - Marcia alla turca, Contredanse; Dotzauer - Andante con variazioni; Fiore - Trattenimento; Gabrielli - Balletto e Giga; Handel - Air; Haydn - Andante; Hook - Rondo; Kummer - Tema con variazioni; Mehul - Allegretto; Mozart - Divertimento; Offenbach - Two Duos; Pleyel - Duo; Reger - Canon im alten Styl; Stiastny - Fuga; Telemann - Sonata or Canon; Vivaldi - Adagio e Allegro
A to Zipoli Graded Cello Duets, Volume 10: Capricho Arabe, Largo, Hungarian Rhapsody, Suite in B Minor (CD10)
Tarrega - Capricho Arabe; Reger - Largo; Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody; Zipoli - Suite in B Minor
Collection - Pejtsik
Editio Musica Budapest
Early Pieces for 2 and 3 Violoncellos (Alte Werke)
A good collection of pieces in keys with no more than 2 sharps or flats. Offers a variety of meters and rhythmic challenges with comfortable notes. All pieces are in score form. While two cellists can play off one book, three can't.
Collection - Preusser
Treasure Chest of Duos (2 cellos)
Over 70 pages of duets in score form (both parts on one page)categorized by level from 1st position through 4th. Includes Baroque through modern composers.
Collection - Thomas-Mifune
Seven Easy Tangos for 2 Violoncellos
They are not easy!
Beautiful Music for 2 Cellos Vol. 1
Includes 55 short pieces playable in first position. Pieces increase in difficulty rhythmically, starting with half and whole notes and gradually introducing eighth notes and dotted quarters. None of the pieces have more than two sharps or flats.
We feature the series for Two Cellos, but by getting the same series for violin, viola or bass, you can match parts. Duets are graded in four volumes, both parts of equal difficulty. Volume I is in 1st position, easier rhythms. Volume II uses 1st and 2nd positions, rhythms become more challenging. Volume III uses half through 4th positions, requires more shifting and bowing skills. Volume IV is for advancing players, moving into 5th position. We also stock this book for Two Violins which matches the cello book, so you can play violin-cello duets.
Beautiful Music for 2 Cellos Vol. 2
Duets are graded in four volumes, both parts of equal difficulty. Volume II uses half, 1st and 2nd positions. Pieces are more rhythmically challenging, and instructional tips are provided as to bowing. We also stock this book for Two Violins which matches the cello book, so you can play violin-cello duets.
Beautiful Music for 2 Cellos Vol. 3
Duets are graded in four volumes, both parts of equal difficulty. Volume III uses half through 4th positions, music is rhythmically more challenging, more bow strokes are introduced, and ornamentation is added. We also stock this book for Two Violins which matches the cello book, so you can play violin-cello duets.
Beautiful Music for 2 Cellos Vol. 4
Duets are graded in four volumes, both parts of equal difficulty. challenging. Volume IV is for players moving into 5th position; music is still in bass clef. We also stock this book for Two Violins which matches the cello book, so you can play violin-cello duets.
Duo in G major for Bass Instruments (Ruf)
Op. 8, Nr. 7-9 Three Sonatas for 2 Celli
Op. 8, Nr. 10-12 Three Sonatas for 2 Celli
Set includes two booklets, each in score form
12 Duets Op. 63 (A. Schroeder)
Both cellos should be comfortable in tenor clef, have good rhythmic and bowing abilities
Three Sonatas for 2 Cellos Op. 103 (Schroeder)
Each part in its own booklet
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Commentary and Preparatory exercises for cello with optional 2nd cello
No piano part, just Cello I and II
Bulerias (Flamenco) for 2 cellos
Music for Multiples
Two Ladies from Verona for 2 cellos
Tango Duets for 2 cellos (arr. Collatti)
Melodia de Arrabal, Por Una Cabeza (heard in the movie "True Lies"), Volver, El Dia Que Me Quieras, Mi Buenos Aires Querido. Cello I involves treble clef, Cello II bass clef -- easier than some tango collections, but Latin rhythms can be a counting nightmare for some players.
10 Duets, Op. 53 Vol. 1 for 2 cellos
The cover says Op. 65 but it is really Op. 53
10 Duets, Op. 53 Vol. 2 for 2 cellos
Trio Sonata No. 16 in G minor, Opus 2, No. 8
(2 cellos and piano)
Four Duets for 2 cellos: Duett in D (Hob. X:11), Duett in G (Hob. XII:4),
Duett in G (Hob. XII:1), Duett in D (Hob. XII:3 + 5)
Written originally for baryton, three of these duets have been transcribed for cello while one retains its original form.
Concerto in E minor, Op. 45 for 2 cellos and piano
12 Duets for 2 cellos, Op. 105
Three Duets, Op. 22 (Klengel)
Each part in its own booklet
6 Duets for 2 Cellos, Op. 156 Volume 1
Includes Duets 1-3, one book, both parts in score form
6 Duets for 2 Cellos, Op. 156 Book 2
One book, both parts in score form
Duets for two cellos Op. 38
Cello I and II in its own booklet
Duets Op. 39 for 2 cellos (Guignard)
Requires knowledge of tenor clef in both Cello I and II parts. Separate booklets for each part.
Six Duets for 2 Cellos, Op. 60 Book 1 (Schulz)
One book with both parts in score form
Six Duets for 2 Cellos, Op. 60 Book 2
Requires knowledge of treble clef in both parts.
22 Very Easy Duets, Op. 126 for 2 cellos
Includes two booklets, each showing Cello I and II in score form
Luka Sulic, Stjepan Hauser
2 Cellos - Where the Streets Have No Name, Misirlou, Use Somebody, Smooth Criminal, Fragile, Resistance, Hurt (Quiet), Welcome to the Jungle, Human Nature, Viva la Vida, Smells Like Teen Spirit, With or Without You
"An accessible guide to 11 original arrangements." Cello I usually in treble clef. Cello II stays in bass but is not easy. Double stops, rhythms and bowing issues present challenges in some pieces. Uneven difficulty.
Dona Nobis Pacem arranged for 2 cellos **
not yet published
You may back order this item now and we will send it when it arrives. We have no date from the publisher yet.
12 Duets for 2 Cellos
Most pieces stay within 1st and 2nd positions, but there is an occasional duet requiring 4th position. We really like these pieces!
Duet in C Major for 2 cellos
6 Duos for 2 Violoncellos Op. 50 Vol. 2 (Nos. 4-5)
Six Duos for Celli Op. 49, Nos. 1-3
These duets can be played almost entirely in first position with extensions. Fingerings are sparse, but well chosen to indicate an opening of the hand to reach an extended 4th finger, or back to half position. Friendly duos with helpful rehearsal markings.
Tempo di Marcia, Op. 16a for 2 cellos
Separate booklets for each part
12 Progressive Duets for 2 cellos Op. 2
One book with both parts in score form so order 2 if you don't want to share a stand. No more than 3 sharps/flats; parts of similar difficulty. No fingerings provided. Metric, rhythmic challenges. Most pieces can be played in 1st position; fluency through 4th is always helpful!
Easy Violoncello Duets I
Duets in first position
Easy Violoncello Duets II
1st to 4th positions
Five Duos for 2 Cellos
Includes one booklet, both parts in score form
Suzuki - Mooney
Suzuki Ensembles for Cello Volume 3 - 2nd and 3rd cello parts for Suzuki Cello Book 3
Arranged by Rick Mooney
Canonic Sonatas (Starker)
Concerto in G Minor for 2 cellos and piano RV531 (Ghedini-Starker)
Concerto in G Minor for 2 Cellos and Piano, PV 411 (Schroeder)
Duets for Cello - 22 original cello pieces
Includes two CDs with full performances and practice tracks. Material is in the upper intermediate zone...bowing and rhythmic challenges. Bass, tenor and treble clef in both parts.