The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection

Favorite arias from oratorio, opera, & musical theater
for voice, violoncello obbligato, and piano/harpsichord/organ
                                                                               
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 for Alto/Mezzo, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
 ● Arias - Tenor, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
 ● Arias for Baritone/Bass, Cello, Piano/Harpsichord/Organ
 ● Arias - Baritone & Piano/Harpsichord/Organ   (no VC)  
  Solos for Bass Voice & Cello Sextet                                             
 ● Solo for Bass Voice (or solo cello) & String Orchestra   
 ● New in 2018 - Arias in English with piano accompaniment.
    A
 collection for singers needing English-language vocal
    audition music.
See the attached file at the bottom of this page.


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

      Most editions are prepared with Finale software. (A few early
      editions remain in clear manuscript indicated
with *)  Performance
      ready editions are generally for advanced players unless noted ++ 

      which may also be  played by good middle
high school level
      players.
     
      Catalog & Sound files
      To view the large collection & place an order, the catalog, sound,
      & video files are below.

     
      Shipping tim
      Performance  ready editions are processed & mailed within  24-48 
      hours. PDF download services  are not available. ( Alas, dishonest
      clients
forced us to develop this policy.)

                                                                                                            
Editors 
Brahms' Zwei Gesänge for Alto, Violoncello, & Piano                    Barbara Hedlund | Ronald Hedlund |  Eric Dalheim
Mezzo Elizabeth Campbell Buckley                                                   with Finale assistance from composers Mark Zanter,
Cellist 
Barbara Hedlund
                                                               
       Daniel Steven Crafts,  Joseph Turrin      
Pianist Rachel Jensen                             
                                      
                                                                                                                  
     Creating the Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection
     The Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection is a collection of original
     arias from opera,
oratorio, and musical theatre for voice, cello,
and
     keyboard. The
performance ready aria editions had 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, 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 - BWV 202,  Hochzeitskantate
Pamela Hinchman, Soprano
Stephen Alltop, Harpsichord
Michael Henoch, Oboe
Cellist 
Barbara Hedlund
        
        
                   
                       

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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 - 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)       Recitative & Aria 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

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


YouTube links 
  or  ♪                                              

Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$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 (full orchestra edition)        

$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

$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 -    (orig. for voice, horn, & piano)
Please specify your preferred key when placing an order.  

For Tenor in E Major
F
or Mezzo in D Major
For Low Voice in C Major
YouTubeLink
 
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$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.

$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]
(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] 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 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

YouTube samples    or  

Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

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

$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)
Specify your preferred key when placing an order.
For Tenor in E Major                        

For Mezzo in D Major
For Low Voice in C Major
 

YouTubeLink
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part 

$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.

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

$6

Crafts/Anaya - Cancion al Rio Grande   for Baritone / Basso, Cello &
Piano / Harpsichord / Organ (from the song cycle From a Distant Mesa)
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part                                                        YouTube Link 

$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  

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 Links    or  

Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$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) 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) 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) 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)  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 *   
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) for low voice & cello                                         YouTube Link       
contains 2 scores

$6

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

            $8

Schubert - Auf dem Strom (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

     $12

Schubert - Auf dem Strom    Cello part only (orig. for horn) for Low voice in C Major

$6

Tchaikovsky - None but the Lonely Heart * for Baritone / Basso*, Cello* & Piano*
YouTube Link
2 P/V scores & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

$8

Verdi - Cortigiani, vil razza (Rigoletto) * for Baritone / Basso*, Cello* & Piano*                         YouTube Link
2 P/V scores & solo cello part
* in clear manuscript

$8

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

$12

Wagner - O, du mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser) *
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 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'Hoffman")  The recitative is in the original key with the aria transposed down to D Major from E Major  2 P/V scores
YouTube Link

$8

Verdi - Recitativo e Preghiera from Nabucco for bass voice (optional as VC or DB solo) & piano - YouTube Link
(Nabucodonosor): Tu sul labbro de veggenti (Zaccaria) Act II, No. 10b 
2 P/V scores

$6

Bass Voice & Cello Sextet

 

 

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

$24

Bass Voice & String Orchestra

 

 

Sieczynski - Wien, du Stadt Meiner Träume in E Major  (Vienna, City of My Dreams, 1914)    
A popular Viennese favorite for Bass Voice & String Orchestra arranged  for Ronald Hedlund 
by Daniel Steven Crafts  - Score & strings  4.4.3.2.2
World Premiere Video

$35

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● New in 2018  Arias in English with piano accompaniment.  A collection especially for singers needing English-language audition music. See the attached file 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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