The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection

Performance ready scores to favorite arias
from oratorio, opera, & musical theater
 
for voice,
violoncello obbligato, 
and piano/harpsichord/organ
                                                                               
Editors in concert Cellist Barbara Hedlund, Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund, Pianist Eric Dalheim
 Performance ready scores available
 ● Music for Solo Cello, Choir & Organ  
 ● Arias - Soprano, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
 ● Arias for Alto/Mezzo, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
 ● Arias - Tenor, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
 ● Arias for Baritone/Bass, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
 ● Arias - Baritone & Piano/Harpsichord/Organ (no VC)  
  Solos for Bass Voice & Cello Sextet                                             
 ● Solo for Bass Voice (or solo cello) & String Orchestra   
 ● New in 2018 - Arias in English with piano accompaniment
    A
 collection for singers needing English-language vocal
    audition music.
See the attachment at the bottom of this page.


Mozart's Concert Aria
  - 
Per Questa Bella Mano ♪                          Most performance ready editions contain  
Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund                                                         original voice & cello obbligato solos with original or revised
Cellist Barbara Hedlund                                                                      piano parts

Pianist Eric Dalheim                                                    ● two piano/vocal scores  a cello part (with bowings & fingerings)
                                                                                                         ● text & translations ● performance timings ● composer dates  

     Most editions are prepared with Finale software. (A few early
     editions remain in clear manuscript indicated
with *.) 
     Performance ready editions are generally for advanced players
     unless noted ++ 
which may also be  played by skilled middle
     & 
high school level
players.
     
     Catalog & Sound files
     To view the large collection & place an order, catalog, sound, &
     video files are below.

     
     Shipping tim
     Performance  ready editions are processed & mailed within  24-48 
     hours. PDF download services  are not available. (Alas, dishonest
     clients
forced us to develop this policy.)



Brahms' Zwei Gesänge for Alto, Violoncello, & Piano                                   Editors 
Mezzo Elizabeth Campbell Buckley                                                             Barbara Hedlund | Ronald Hedlund | Eric Dalheim
Cellist Barbara Hedlund                                                                            with Finale assistance from composers
Pianist Rachel Jensen                                                                                Mark Zanter, Daniel Steven Crafts, Joseph Turrin      
                                                             

    
     Creating the Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection
     The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection is a collection of  arias from
     opera,
oratorio, and musical theatre for voice,
cello, and keyboard.
     The
performance ready aria editions had not previously appeared in
     any cello 
anthology in the original
format when they were created.
     They were 
not readily available  for purchase, are generally are not
     taught in the cello studio,
yet appear on cello audition lists, are
     performed in oratorio, opera, & recital engagements, and

     eventually are
encountered
through the course of one's career.   

    

V
oice & cello teachers, vocal coaches, choral & opera directors, chamber  music coaches, & librarians have expressed how invaluable the collection is as a research, teaching, & performance guide, plus a huge time saver.
Singers and cellists use the collection to learn these works thoroughly, eliminating last minute anxiety before auditions, solo appearances, recitals, galas, and fundraising events. The solo voice & cello parts are original settings with orchestral accompaniment transcribed in the keyboard part. Each work provides repertoire with audience appeal and satisfies an artist's  role as soloist and chamber musician. The cello obbligato part is a cellist's showpiece, not merely a continuo line providing only rhythmic and harmonic support for the voice. Our aria and cello music editions are sold and enthusiastically received and performed nationally and internationally.


Bach - Recitative & Arias - BWV 202,  Hochzeitskantate
Pamela Hinchman, Soprano
Stephen Alltop, Harpsichord
Michael Henoch, Oboe
Cellist 
Barbara Hedlund
        
        
                   


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Choir, Solo Cello, & Organ   

 

 

Rutter - Out of the Deep (Requiem)   for Solo Cello, Choir & Organ                                               YouTube Link  -  1 vocal score, and 1 cello part with suggested bowings and fingerings - permission granted by John Rutter

$15

Rutter - Out of the Deep (Requiem)   1 solo cello part only
with suggested bowings and fingerings   - permission to use granted by John Rutter

$8.50

Soprano, Cello & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ

 

 

Bach - Ach, Bleib bei uns [BWV 6] for soprano, cello, & piano/harpsichord with a 4 & 5 string cello part
YouTube Link
- Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

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Bach - Höchster, mache deine Güte [BWV 51] for soprano, cello, & piano/harpsichord            YouTube Link - Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

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Bach - Mein gläubiges Herz [BWV 68]    for soprano, cello, & piano/harpsichord                       YouTube Link - Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

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Bach - Recitative & Aria [BWV 202] Die Welt wird wieder neu & Phoebus eilt mit  (Hochzeitskantate)       Recitative & Aria Link
for soprano, cello, & piano/harpsichord 
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

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Bach - Aria: No. 7: Sich üben im Leiben from Weichet nur, [BWV 202]
(Hochzeitskantate)  
   for soprano, oboe, cello, & harpsichord/piano
YouTube Link -
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$12

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Bach - Weil die wollen reichen Herden [BWV 208] (Hunt Cantata)   
for soprano, cello, & piano/harpsichord
YouTube Link  - Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Gounod -  Viens, mon Coeur  ( AKA Come, My Love or  My Beloved Speaks)
for voice, cello obbligato, & piano
in 4 keys with a 2015 English translation by Ronald Hedlund

Please specify your preferred key when placing an order.
A Flat Major ( original key) for Soprano or Tenor     

G Flat Major for mezzo or high baritone   

E or F major for low voice


YouTube links 
  or  ♪                                              

Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part.    
Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of an aria, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an e-mail or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order.

$10

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Handel - Care Selve from Atalanta for soprano, cello, & piano                                     
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Handel - Credete al mio dolore (Alcina) * for soprano, cello *, & piano                         
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

$7

Handel - Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures (Alexander's Feast)   for soprano, cello, & piano      YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Handel -What Passion Cannot Music Raise and Quell   (Ode for St. Cecilia's Day) 
for soprano, cello, & piano
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$9

Mozart - Batti, batti (Don Giovanni) for soprano, cello , optional violin part, & piano            YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$10

Von Weber - Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle (Die Freischütz)   for soprano, cello, & piano          YouTube Link 
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part (full orchestra edition)        

$8

Alto / Mezzo, Cello & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ

 

 

Bach - Es ist Vollbracht (St. John Passion) * for Alto/Mezzo, cello, & piano/harpsichord/organ               
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

$9

Bach - Wenn kömmt der Tag [BWV 70] for Alto/Mezzo, cello,
& harpsichord/piano/organ                     
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$7

Brahms - Zwei Gesänge (Two Songs), Op. 91 for Alto/Mezzo, cello (orig. for viola or cello),
& piano       
    1. Gestille Sehnsucht / Longing
    2. Geistliches Wiegenlied / Lullaby for the Christ Child
YouTube Link ( w/ viola)
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$12

Buxtehude - Jubilate Domino (Psalm 98) for Alto/Mezzo, cello, & piano                                    Video Performance Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$10

Gounod -  Viens, mon Coeur  ( AKA Come, My Love or  My Beloved Speaks) for voice, cello obbligato, & piano in 4 keys with a new English singing translation by Ronald Hedlund  

Specify your preferred key when placing an order.

A Flat Major ( original key) for Soprano or Tenor

G Flat Major for mezzo or high baritone
E or F major for baritone/low voice  

( YouTube samples    or   )


Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part      
Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of an aria, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an e-mail or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order.


$10

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Purcell - Music for a While in f minor (Oedipus)   for alto/mezzo & cello                                      YouTube Link
arr. Barbara Hedlund   - contents 2 scores

$6

Schubert - Auf dem Strom -    (orig. for voice, horn, & piano)
Please specify your preferred key when placing an order.  

For Tenor in E Major
F
or Mezzo in D Major
For Low Voice in C Major
YouTubeLink
 
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part   Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of an aria, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an e-mail or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order. 

$12

Schubert - Auf dem Strom       Cello part only - (orig. for horn)
Select from the Key of E, D, or C Major  Please specify your preferred key when placing an order. 


Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of a cello part, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an e-mail or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order. 

$6

Tenor, Cello & Piano (or Harpsichord, or Organ)

 

 

Bach - Geduld, Geduld (St. Matthew Passion) for Tenor, Cello, & Piano/Harpsichord              YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

Bach - Recitative & Aria - Willst Du Dich Nicht Mehr Ergötzen? [BWV 208]
(Hunt Cantata)
for Tenor, Cello, & Piano/Harpsichord
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$7

Bach - Woferne du den edlen Frieden [BWV 41] for Tenor, Cello, & Piano/Harpsichord         YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$7

Bach - Hilf, Jesu, hilf [BWV 147]   for Tenor, Cello, & Piano/Harpsichord                                    YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Gounod -  Viens, mon Coeur  ( AKA Come, My Love or  My Beloved Speaks) for voice, cello obbligato, & piano in 4 keys with a new English singing translation by Ronald Hedlund  

Specify your preferred key when placing an order.
A Flat Major ( original key) for Soprano or Tenor                                                                                  

G Flat Major for mezzo or high baritone  
F Major for low voice

YouTube samples    or  

Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part    

Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of an aria, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an e-mail or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order.

$10

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Handel - Blessed is the Man that has a Virtuous Wife,  Wedding Anthem in C Major, HWV 52 (11) for Tenor, Cello, & Piano
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

Handel - Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures (Alexander's Feast)   for Tenor, Cello, & Piano         YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Handel - Thy Wife Shall Be as the Fruitful Vine in a minor    from the wedding anthem
Sing unto God, Ye Kingdoms of the Earth, HWV 263 for Tenor, Cello, & Piano
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

Mendelssohn - Sei getreu bis in den Tod * (St. Paul's Oratorio)  ♪  for Tenor, Cello , & Piano
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript                         YouTube Link 

$6

Purcell - Music for a While in f minor (Oedipus) for voice & cello                                               YouTube Link       
contents 2 scores, adapted B. Hedlund

$6

Schubert - Auf dem Strom (orig. for voice, horn, & piano)
Specify your preferred key when placing an order.
For Tenor in E Major                        

For Mezzo in D Major
For Low Voice in C Major
 

YouTubeLink
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part      


Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of an aria, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an e-mail or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order. 

$12

Schubert - Auf dem Strom     Cello part only bowed & fingered (orig. for horn)                            Select from the key of E, D, or C Major - Specify your preferred key when placing an order.       

Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of a cello part, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an e-mail or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order. 

$6

Sondheim - Later (A Little Night Music)   for Tenor , Cello Solo, & Piano                             YouTube Link   
Permission to use granted by Stephen Sondheim 
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$12

Baritone / Basso, Cello & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ

 

 

Bach - Komm, süsses Kreuz (St. Matthew Passion)   (Sample audio file) or                          YouTube Link
for Bass voice, Cello Solo, & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ                                                                                                 
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

  $9

Bach - Ihr Felder und Auen [ BWV 208 ] (Hunt Cantata)  (Sample audio file) or                 YouTube Link
for Bass voice, Cello Solo, &
Piano / Harpsichord / Organ
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Crafts/Anaya - Cancion al Rio Grande   (Sample audio file)                                                 YouTube Link 
for Baritone / Basso, Cello & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ
(from the song cycle From a Distant Mesa) ♪ 
(Sample audio file)
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part                                             

$12

Gounod -  Viens, mon Coeur  ( AKA Come, My Love or  My Beloved Speaks)                        YouTube Links    or  ♪ 
for voice, cello obbligato, & piano in 4 keys with a new English singing translation
 by Ronald Hedlund   


Specify your preferred key when placing an order.

A Flat Major ( original key) for Soprano or Tenor           

G Flat Major for mezzo or high baritone   

E or F Major for baritone/low voice - 
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part       


Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of an aria, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an email or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order.

$8

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Handel - Blessed is the Man that has a Virtuous Wife, Wedding Anthem in G Major, HWV 52 (11)
for Bass voice, Cello Solo, & Piano
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$8

Handel - Pur ritorno a rimirarvi (Agrippina)  (Sample audio file)                                                YouTube Link
for Bass voice, Cello Solo, & Piano  
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Handel - Revenge, Timotheus Cries * (Alexander's Feast)   (Sample audio file)                          Video Performance Link 
for Bass voice*, Cello *, & Piano *  
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

$7

Handel - Sommi Dei (Radamisto)  (Sample audio file)                                                                      Video Performance Link
for Bass voice *, Cello Solo *, & Piano   
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

$5

Mendelssohn - It is Enough (Elijah)   (Sample audio file)                                                               Video Performance Link
for Bass voice *, Cello Solo*, & Piano * in the original key - f # minor.                                  
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

$8

Mozart - Per questa bella mano (Concert Aria), K. 612 in D Major *    (Sample audio file)     Video Performance Link
for Bass voice *, Cello Solo
*, & Piano* (originally for double bass solo)
E
ach set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

$10

Purcell - Music for a While in f minor (Oedipus)  (Sample audio file)                                             YouTube Link        
for low voice & cello      contains 2 scores

$6

Rossini - Sois Immobile (William Tell) ♪ (Sample audio file)                                                               YouTube Link
for Baritone / Basso, Cello & Piano  
2 P/V scores & solo cello part

          $8

Schubert - Auf dem Strom  (Sample audio file)                                                                                    YouTubeLink
(orig. for voice, horn, & piano) for Low Voice in C Major       
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part                                                  

Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of an aria, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an email or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order. 

     $12

Schubert - Auf dem Strom    (Sample audio file)       Cello part only
(orig. for horn) for Low voice in C Major           

Note: In the event you wish to order more than one copy of a cello part, but in different keys, feel free to follow up with an email or phone call rather than feeling compelled by PayPal to send a separate order. 

$6

Tchaikovsky - None but the Lonely Heart for Baritone / Basso*, Cello* & Piano*  (<Sample audio file) |  
Full live audio link)                                                                                                                       Recital Video Performance Link 
2 P/V scores & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

$8

Verdi - Cortigiani, vil razza (Rigoletto)  for Baritone / Basso*, Cello* & Piano*  *  (Sample audio file)  | Full live audio link                                                                                                                                                                           YouTube Link
2 P/V scores & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

$8

Verdi - Ella giammai m'amó (from Don Carlo)  (sample audio file)                                        YouTube Link
for Baritone / Basso, Cello, & Piano
2 P/V scores & solo cello part

$12

Wagner - O, du mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser) *  (sample audio file)            YouTube Link 
for Baritone / Basso *, Cello*, & Piano*        
2 P/V scores & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

$6

Baritone & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ (no cello)

 

 

Bryan Beaumont Hays - Six English Epitaphs  (sample audio file) for Baritone & Piano (no cello)
1998 NATS Song Competition Winner

$10

Offenbach - "Scintille Diamant" for Baritone / Basso & Piano (Dapertutto's recitative  & aria         YouTube Link
from "Les Contes d'Hoffman") 
The recitative is in the original key with the aria transposed down
to D Major from E Major  2 P/V scores

$8

Verdi - Recitativo e Preghiera from Nabucco for bass voice (optional as VC or DB solo) Recitative & Aria YouTube Link
& piano (Nabucodonosor): Tu sul labbro de veggenti (Zaccaria) Act II, No. 10b
2 P/V scores 

$6

Bass Voice & Cello Sextet

 

 

Verdi - Recitativo e Preghiera from Nabucco for bass voice (or solo VC/DB) & VC sextet       YouTube Link
(Nabucodonosor): Tu sul labbro de veggenti (Zaccaria) Act II, No. 10b
score, solo part, & 6 VC parts - 

$24

Bass Voice & String Orchestra

 

 

Sieczynski - Wien, du Stadt Meiner Träume in E Major  (Vienna, City of My Dreams, 1914)     World Premiere Video 
A popular Viennese favorite for Bass Voice, String Orchestra, and harp arranged for
Ronald Hedlund
by Daniel Steven Crafts  - Score & strings  4.4.3.2.2

$35

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● New in 2018  Arias in English with piano accompaniment.  A collection especially for singers needing English-language audition music. See the attached file and place orders directly through www.dscrafts.net. Vocal ranges are listed on the title pages. Transpositions are possible, although most arias have been sung previously in the original key. 

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