Complete score for cello duet, plus individual parts available here for download.
Performance score for cello duet for professional performance. The full score/ piano of Son Montucello contains 8 pages plus individual cello parts of 3 pages each.
Son Montucello download includes:
- Full score
- separate cello part A
- separate cello part B
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Son Montucello - cello duet- the title is a combination of two elements made into one word. Son Montuno is a term traditional used in Cuban music referred to specific rhythmical structures. This montuno rhythm is quoted in section C and E. The second part of the word is self-explanatory to the cello, hence the title encompasses the application of Cuban inspired rhythms realized on the cello.
Bar 1 to 8 are performed with pizz using a guitar style approach by picking three strings between t (thumb) i (index) m (middle finger) or r (ring finger) to emulate a sustained low guitar chord sound. All notes are played/fingered on the c and g string with the open d string pedal.
Section A follows a similar chordal approach but this time played in a percussive manner with col legno.
Section B is based on a driving Latin rock rhythm with slight accents on the double stops and continuing strong pulse. There is a complimentary lead melody line on top.
Section C is based on the montuno, which spells out arpeggio like figures in a very syncopated fashion.
Section D can either be played in octaves or the first cello can play some percussion parts as outline above.
Section E is based again on the same montuno figure, harmonies and melody like in section C but this time the montuno part is played in a piano/guitar style fashion alternating between thumb for the low notes and index and middle fingers for the double stops ( see bar 1 to 8). This refers to the right hand approach introduce at the beginning of the tune.
Section F recaptures the opening statement with modulations before the coda.
The melody is played entirely on the g string and the accompaniment contains natural harmonics only which are all located in the second position.