12 Arrangements by Roswitha Bruggaier for 4 to 5 Cellos from Praetorius to Comedian Harmonists
Lots of pieces for lots of celli!
With Roswitha Bruggaier, the cello is always in the spotlight – and not just one! Her arrangements of highlights from five centuries are always for four and five parts, and hand-tailored to the instrument she loves. The book offers something from every taste and in every style: from Renaissance dances to elegant pieces from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, and from the Jungle Book to the Comedian Harmonists. The level of difficulty is graded, which thus also gives beginners a chance to join in the music-making. All the pieces have been taken on a "test run" in the classroom and recital hall: Bruggaier's own ensemble "Dr. Hoch's Philharmonische Cellisten" has celebrated major triumphs with the "Cello-Phil-Vielharmonie." Also worth noting is that the number of musicians is always variable; even 20 cello students can band together to play these pieces with a truly "philharmonic" sound!
After studying music education, Roswitha Bruggaier pursued her artistic training by majoring in violoncello at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, where she studied with Professors Jörg Wiederhold and Gerhard Mantel. She furthered her training by attending master classes for violoncello, Baroque cello and viola da gamba with Anner Bylsma, Jaap ter Linden and others. She plays the Baroque cello and gamba in the ensemble „Le goût étranger.“ A teacher at the Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium Frankfurt am Main since 1989, she founded the ensemble „Dr. Hoch’s Philharmonische Cellisten“ in 1996. Consisting of her students, this group comprises up to 22 children, youths and adults. She also edited a collection of Christmas carols for four celli, published in 1998 in Frankfurt am Main. In addition to her busy teaching career, Roswitha Bruggaier concertizes extensively, also appearing as a choral director.
|1. Praetorius/Caroubel||Three Gavottes from: „Terpsichore“ 161|
|2. Phalèse||Branle V|
|3. Purcell||Trumpet Tune|
|4. Haydn||Chorale St. Antonii aus: Divertimento B-dur Hob II:4|
|5. Mozart||March of the Priests from „The Magic Flute“ K. 620|
|6. Beethoven||Hymn to the Night|
|7. Schubert||Death and the Maiden D 531|
|8. Flotow||The last Rose of Summer from: „Martha“|
|9. Sibelius||Festive Hymn from: „Finlandia“ op. 26|
|10. Gilkyson||The Bare Necessities from: "The Djungle Book“|
|11. Reisfeld/Marcuse||Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus|
|12. Jurmann||Veronika, der Lenz ist da|