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Bitterroot Prelude


- a rhythmically driving, tour-de-force, flying pizzicato solo in E Minor. 3 minute prelude to the 13 minute Bitterroot Suite.


See the lessons page for a tutorial on the

flying pizzicato technique used in Bitterroot Prelude

Cellocommotion


[Cel-lo-com-MO-tion] - a bow-less cello solo in A Minor featuring flying and jazz pizzicato, contrapuntal voices, and a shuffle rhythm with a mean back-beat. 3 minute solo.


Watch Stephen perform Cellocommotion here.

Decebede


[deh-seh-BEH-day] - a smooth, intricate, Brazilian-influenced pizzicato solo "gem" in D minor with interwoven melody and bass line. 2 page solo.


Watch Stephen perform Decebede here.


The Return - for cello ensemble


Long melodic lines glide above a running 16th note pizzicato bass line Think: French Impressionist with a mild backbeat. Advanced cello ensemble piece in A Minor. (4 parts plus score)


Listen to a performance of The Return here.

 

Cellophants - for cello ensemble


A romp, a stomp, with "extended techniques", and a show-stopping climax. Beginner/early-intermediate quartet that works as well for duo or trio. (4 parts plus score.)


Listen to a performance of Cellophants here.

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