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         
                                                                          
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 - Alto/Mezzo, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
● Arias - Tenor, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
● Arias - Baritone/Bass, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord /Organ
● Arias - Baritone & Piano/Harpsichord/Organ (no VC) 
Bass Voice & Cello Sextet                 
● Bass Voice (or solo cello) & String Orchestra  
● Arias in English with piano for singers needing English-
   language audition music. See the attachment at the   
   bottom o
f this page or visit www.dscrafts.net.



Mozart's Concert Aria  - Per Questa Bella Mano ♪     Performance ready editions contain  
Bass-baritone Ronald Hedlund                                   
 original voice & cello obbligato solos with original or revised piano parts
Cellist Barbara Hedlund                                               two piano/vocal scores 
Pianist Eric Dalheim                                          a cello part (with bowings & fingerings)                                                                                                                                                                           text & translations                                                                                                                                                                                                 ● performance timings                                                                                                                                                                               ● composer dates   

  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.
     
  Catalog & Sound files
  To view the large collection & place an order,  the catalog, sound, & video
   files are below. 
Don't miss our endorsements & customer feedback on the         
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or full collection titles attached at the bottom of this page.

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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 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.

      
   
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 - BW
V 202,  Hochzeitskantate
  Pamela Hinchman, Soprano
  Stephen Alltop, Harpsichord
 
Michael Henoch, Oboe
 
Barbara Hedlund
,
Cello              
                   



Order from The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection Catalog below

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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)  
Live performance video 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  

YouTube links   or  ♪  
 
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

                                  
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.

$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  

$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 email 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 -   (sample sound file)
(originally for voice, horn, & piano)
YouTubeLink
 

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 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 email 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] (sound file) (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] ♪ (sound file) 
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 sing
ing translation
by Ronald Hedlund  

YouTube samples    or  ♪


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 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)  ♪ (Sample sound file)
for Tenor, Cello , & Piano                                                        
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part * in clear manuscript                       

$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) (Sample sound file) 
for voice, cello, and piano
YouTubeLink


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 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 email 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)
for Bass voice, Cello Solo, & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ  
YouTube Link         
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)      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)      
for Baritone / Basso, Cello & Piano / Harpsichord / Organ
YouTube Link 
(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)     
for voice, cello obbligato, & piano in 4 keys with a new English singing translation by Ronald Hedlund

YouTube Links    or  ♪


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)                                   
for Bass voice, Cello Solo, & Piano
YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

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

$7

Handel - Sommi Dei (Radamisto)  (Sample audio file)              
for Bass voice *, Cello Solo *, & Piano  
Video Performance Link
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)                                           
for Bass voice *, Cello Solo*, & Piano * in the original key - f # minor.   
Video Performance Link                           
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)
for Bass voice *, Cello Solo *, & Piano* (originally for double bass solo)

Video Performance Link
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)  (audio file)                   
for low voice & cello,
contains 2 scores
YouTube Link   

$6

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

       $8

Schubert - Auf dem Strom  (Sample audio file)
(orig. for voice, horn, & piano) 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 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) or
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 
    or   YouTube Link
2 P/V scores & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

$8

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

$12

Wagner - O, du mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser) *  (sample audio file)   
for Baritone / Basso *, Cello*, & Piano*    
YouTube Link 
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 from"Les Contes d'Hoffmann")  
YouTube Link

Note: 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) & piano 
(Nabuccodonosor): Tu sul labbro de veggenti (Zaccaria) Act II, No. 10b
2 P/V scores  
Recitative & Aria YouTube Link

$6

Bass Voice & Cello Sextet

 

 

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

$24

Bass Voice (or Solo Cello) & 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 scores. See the attached file below 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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