The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection

Favorite arias from oratorio, opera, and musical theater for voice, violoncello obbligato, and piano, harpsichord, or organ in performance ready scores

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Editors in concert Cellist Barbara Hedlund, Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund, Pianist Eric Dalheim
Mozart's Concert Aria Per Questa Bella Mano ♪Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund Cellist Barbara Hedlund Pianist Eric Dalheim
Bach - BWV 202, Hochzeitskantate Recitative & Arias Pamela Hinchman, SopranoStephen Alltop, HarpsichordMichael Henoch, OboeBarbara Hedlund, Cello
Brahms' Zwei Gesänge for Alto, Cello, & Piano Mezzo Elizabeth Campbell Buckley Pianist Rachel Jensen Cellist Barbara Hedlund

The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection

Performance ready scores

Arias for Soprano, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Arias for Alto/Mezzo, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Arias for Tenor, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Arias for Baritone/Bass, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Arias for Baritone (no VC), Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Arias for Bass Voice & Cello Sextet

Arias for Bass Voice (or solo VC) & Strings

Music for Solo Cello, Choir & Organ

Auditions Arias in English with piano at www.dscrafts.net

Aria Editions Contain

original voice & cello obbligato solos with original or revised piano parts

two piano/vocal scores

text & translations

composer dates

a cello part (with bowings & fingerings)

performance timings

Most editions are prepared with Finale software. (A few early editions are 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.


Finale assistance from composers: Dr. Mark Zanter, Daniel Steven Crafts, Joseph Turrin

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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 cello solos in entirety have 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, or recordings, and eventually are encountered through the course of one's career.

Voice & 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. Be sure to read reviews from satisfied customers on the VCello Music front page of this web site.

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Choir, Solo Cello, & Organ

Rutter - Out of the Deep (Requiem) for Solo Cello, Choir & Organ (Sound file) YouTube Link $15 USD Add to Cart 1 vocal score, and 1 cello part with suggested bowings and fingerings - permission granted by John Rutter

Rutter - Out of the Deep (Requiem) 1 solo cello part only (Sound file) $8.50 USD Add to Cart 1 cello part with suggested bowings and fingerings - permission granted by John Rutter

Arias in English with piano accompaniment

A collection English-language audition scores for singers may be viewed and orders placed directly through www.dscrafts.net. Vocal ranges are listed on title pages. Transpositions are possible, although most arias have been sung previously in the original key.

Soprano, Cello & Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Bach - Ach, Bleib bei uns [BWV 6] (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered 4 & 5 string VC part

Bach - Höchster, mache deine Güte [BWV 51] (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Mein gläubiges Herz [BWV 68] (Sound file) YouTube Link $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Recitative & Aria [BWV 202] Die Welt wird wieder neu & Phoebus eilt mit (Hochzeitskantate) $8 USD Add to Cart (Sound file) Video Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Aria: No. 7: Sich üben im Leiben from Weichet nur, [BWV 202] (Hochzeitskantate) (Sound file) Video $12 USD Add to Cart for soprano, oboe, cello, & harpsichord/piano Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Weil die wollen reichen Herden [BWV 208] (Hunt Cantata) (Sound file) Video $6 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Gounod - Viens, mon Coeur (AKA Come, My Love or My Beloved Speaks) Videos or $10 USD Add to Cart Available in 3 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. 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 to send a separate order.

Handel - Care Selve from Atalanta (Sound file) Video $6 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Handel - Credete al mio dolore (Alcina) * (Sound file) Video $7 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores *, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

Handel - Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures (Alexander's Feast) (Sound file) Video $6 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Handel -What Passion Cannot Music Raise and Quell (Ode for St. Cecilia's Day) (Sound file) Video $9 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Mozart - Batti, batti (Don Giovanni) (Sound file) Video $10 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part, and an optional violin part

Von Weber - Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle (Die Freischütz) (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Alto/Mezzo, Cello & Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Bach - Es ist Vollbracht (St. John Passion) * (Sound file) Video $9 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores*, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

Bach - Wenn kömmt der Tag [BWV 70] (Sound file) Video $7 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Brahms - Zwei Gesänge (Two Songs), Op. 91 for Alto/Mezzo, cello (orig. for viola or cello), & piano $12 USD Add to Cart 1. Gestille Sehnsucht/Longing - Video 2. Geistliches Wiegenlied/Lullaby for the Christ Child - Video w/ viola) Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Buxtehude - Jubilate Domino (Psalm 98) (Sound file) Video $10 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Gounod - Viens, mon Coeur (AKA Come, My Love or My Beloved Speaks) Videos >> or $10 USD Add to Cart Available in 3 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. 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 to send a separate order.

Purcell - Music for a While in f minor (Oedipus) for alto/mezzo & cello (Sound file) Video Video $6 USD Add to Cart Contents 2 scores

Schubert - Auf dem Strom - for voice, cello, and piano Video $12 USD Add to Cart (Originally for voice, horn or cello, & piano) Please specify your preferred key when placing an order. For Tenor in E Major, For Mezzo in D Major, 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 to send a separate order.

Schubert - Auf dem Strom for voice, cello, and piano - Cello part only (Video) $6 USD Add to Cart (Originally for voice, horn or cello, & piano) Please specify your preferred key when placing an order. For Tenor in E Major, For Mezzo in D Major, 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 to send a separate order.

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

Bach - Geduld, Geduld (St. Matthew Passion) (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Recitative & Aria Willst Du Dich Nicht Mehr Ergötzen? [BWV 208 Hunt Cantata) (sound file) Video $7 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Woferne du den edlen Frieden [BWV 41] ♪ (sound file) Video 7 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Hilf, Jesu, hilf [BWV 147] for Tenor, Cello, & Piano/Harpsichord (sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Gounod - Viens, mon Coeur (AKA Come, My Love or My Beloved Speaks) Videos >> or $10 USD Add To Cart Available in 3 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. 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 to send a separate order.

Handel - Blessed is the Man that has a Virtuous Wife, Wedding Anthem in C Major, HWV 52 (11) $8 USD Add to Cart (No sound or video links are available) Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Handel - Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures (Alexander's Feast) (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Handel - Thy Wife Shall Be as the Fruitful Vine in a minor from the wedding anthem (Sound file) $8 USD Add to Cart Sing unto God, Ye Kingdoms of the Earth, HWV 263 Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Mendelssohn - Sei getreu bis in den Tod * (St. Paul's Oratorio) (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

Purcell - Music for a While in f minor (Oedipus) for voice & cello Video Video $6 USD Add to Cart Contents 2 scores

Schubert - Auf dem Strom (orig. for voice, horn or cello, & piano) Video with cello $12 USD Add to Cart Please specify your preferred key when placing an order. For Tenor in E Major, For Mezzo in D Major, 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 to send a separate order.

Schubert - Auf dem Strom Cello part only in E Major bowed & fingered $6 USD Add to Cart (Originally for voice, horn or cello, & piano) Please specify your preferred key when placing an order. For Tenor in E Major, For Mezzo in D Major, 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 to send a separate order.

Sondheim - Later (A Little Night Music) (Sound file) Video $12 USD Add to Cart Permission to use granted by Stephen Sondheim. Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Baritone/Basso, Cello & Piano/Harpsichord/Organ

Bach - Ihr Felder und Auen [ BWV 208 Hunt Cantata) (Sound file) Video $6 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Bach - Komm, süsses Kreuz (St. Matthew Passion) (Sound file) Video $9 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Crafts/Anaya - Cancion al Rio Grande World Premiere Video $12 USD Add to Cart from the song cycle From a Distant Mesa Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Gounod - Viens, mon Coeur (AKA Come, My Love or My Beloved Speaks) Videos or $10 USD Add to Cart Available in 3 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. 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 to send a separate order.

Handel - Blessed is the Man that has a Virtuous Wife, Wedding Anthem in G Major, HWV 52 (11) $8 USD Add to Cart (sound file not available) Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Handel - Pur ritorno a rimirarvi (Agrippina) (Sound file) Video $6 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

Handel - Revenge, Timotheus Cries * (Alexander's Feast) (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V* scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

Handel - Sommi Dei (Radamisto) * (Sound file) Video $6 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V * scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

Mendelssohn - It is Enough (From Elijah) * in the original key - f # minor (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V * scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

Mozart - Per Questa Bella Mano (Concert Aria), K. 612 in D Major * (Sound file) Video $12 USD Add to Cart (Originally for double bass solo, the VC plays the same pitches 8va). A very popular edition, each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript

Purcell - Music for a While in f minor (Oedipus) for low voice & cello Video Video $6 USD Add to Cart Contains 2 scores

Rossini - Sois Immobile (William Tell) (Sound file) Video Dedicated to Lynn Harrell $8 USD Add to Cart Contains 2 P/V scores & solo cello part

Schubert - Auf dem Strom (orig. for voice, horn or cello, & piano) for Low Voice in C Major Video with cello $12 USD Add to Cart Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part Specify your preferred key when placing an order. For Low Voice in C Major 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 to send a separate order.

Schubert - Auf dem Strom Cello part only for Low voice in C Major Video with cello $6 USD Add to Cart 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.

Tchaikovsky - None but the Lonely Heart* (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart 2 P/V scores* & solo cello part* in clear manuscript

Verdi - Cortigiani, vil razza (Rigoletto)* (Sound file) Video $8 USD Add to Cart 2 P/V scores* & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

Verdi - Ella giammai m'amó (from Don Carlo) (Sound file) Video $12 USD Add to Cart 2 P/V scores & solo cello part

Wagner - O, du mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser) * (Sound file) Video $6 USD Add to Cart 2 P/V scores* & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

Baritone & Piano (no cello)

Bryan Beaumont Hays - Six English Epitaphs for Baritone & Piano (no cello) (Sound file) $10 USD Add to Cart 1998 NATS Song Competition Winner - Contents 1 piano and 1 vocal score

Offenbach - "Scintille Diamant" (Dapertutto's recitative & aria from "Les Contes d'Hoffmann") Video $8 USD Add to Cart Note: The recitative is in the original key with the aria transposed from E Major down to D Major - 2 P/V scores

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

Bass Voice & Cello Sextet

Verdi - Recitativo e Preghiera from Nabucco (Video Tu sul labbro) for bass voice (or solo VC/DB) & VC sextet $22 USD Add to Cart (Tu sul labbro de veggenti (Zaccaria) Act II, No. 10b (sound file) Video score, solo part, & 6 VC parts

Bass Voice (or Solo Cello) & String Orchestra

Sieczynski - Wien, du Stadt Meiner Träume in E Major World Premiere Video $35 USD Add to Cart (Vienna, City of My Dreams, 1914) A popular Viennese favorite arranged for Bass Voice ( opt Cello), String Orchestra, and opt. harp created for Ronald Hedlund by Daniel Steven Crafts Contents: Score & strings 4, 4, 3, 2, 2, with an optional piano part for harp

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