About VCello Music
Cellobration Publications & The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection
Performance ready editions of cello solos and ensembles, plus arias from oratorio, opera, and musical theater
with cello obbligato, and piano.
Each performance ready edition from opera, oratorio,
& musical theater contains:
• the original voice & cello obbligato solos with
revised piano parts
• two piano/vocal scores
• composer dates
• text & translations
• a cello part (bowed & fingered)
• Editions are printed on Finale - with a few early
editions in clear manuscript *
Level of difficulty ++ indicates for middle and high school level, or advanced players. Aria editions are generally for advanced players unless noted.
Printed performance ready editions are processed
and mailed within 24-48 hours. No PDF Download services.
Creating the Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection
The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection is a collection of original arias from opera, oratorio, and musical theater for voice, cello and keyboard. The arias have not previously appeared in any cello anthology in the original format. They were not readily available for purchase, yet appear on cello audition lists. These solos are not generally taught in the studio, but are eventually encountered through the course of one's career.
Voice & cello teachers, vocal coaches, choral & opera directors, chamber music coaches, & libraries have shared how invaluable the collection has been as a research, teaching, & performance guide, and time saver. Cellists may use the collection to learn these works thoroughly, eliminating last minute anxiety before a rehearsal, performance, or audition.
The solo voice & cello parts are original settings with orchestral accompaniment 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 showpiece for the cellist, not merely a typical continuo line providing only rhythmic and harmonic support for the voice.
Performances of the collection have been enthusiastically received in Austria, England, at the Aspen Music Festival, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, New York, Ohio, Illinois, & more.