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.
     
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  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.
  
   

Voice & 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              
                   



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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
(Sound file)     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      
(Sound file)     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
(Sound file)     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 
for soprano, cello, & piano/harpsichord  (Hochzeitskantate)
(Sound file)     Live performance video link
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]  for soprano, oboe, cello, & harpsichord/piano (Hochzeitskantate)  
(Sound file)
    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
  (Sound file)     
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 
(Sound file)     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
  (Sound file)     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
(Sound file)     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     
(Sound file)     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
(Sound file)    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                     
(Sound file)    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                                             YouTube Video Link
    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
(Sound file)     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  

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.


$10

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Purcell - Music for a While in f minor (Oedipus)   for alto/mezzo & cello  
YouTube Link       YouTube Link
arr. Barbara Hedlund   - contents 2 scores

$6

Schubert - Auf dem Strom - for voice, cello, and piano (originally for voice, horn, & piano)
YouTube Link
     
 

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 for voice, cello, and piano   Cello part only - (originally for voice, horn, & piano) 
(Video Link) 

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 
(Sound file)     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
(sound file)     
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         ♪ (sound file)       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
(sound file)      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  

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  
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)
for Tenor, Cello , & Piano      

♪ (Sample sound file)     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              
YouTube Link      
contents 2 scores, adapted B. Hedlund

$6

Schubert - Auf dem Strom for voice, cello, and piano (orig. for voice, horn, & piano)
YouTube Link  
   
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 voice, horn, & piano)   
YouTube Link 

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
(Sound file)      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  
  (Sound file)    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
 (Sound file)    YouTube Link
Each set contains 2 P/V scores, plus a bowed & fingered VC part

$6

Crafts/Anaya - Cancion al Rio Grande from the song cycle From a Distant Mesa
for Baritone / Basso, Cello & Piano
YouTube Link (world premiere video)
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) for Bass voice, Cello Solo, & Piano
 (Sound file)   
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 *    (Sound file)      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  
 (Sound file)    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.   
 
(Sound file)    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)
  (Sound file)     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     
    YouTube Link   

contains 2 scores

$6

Rossini - Sois Immobile (William Tell) Dedicated to Lynn Harrell for Baritone / Basso, Cello & Piano
♪ (Sound file)         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
YouTube Link        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   Cello part only (orig. for horn) for Low voice in C Major
YouTube Link           YouTubeLink       
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)  or Video Link 
2 P/V scores & solo cello part * in clear manuscript

$8

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

$12

Wagner - O, du mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser) *
for Baritone / Basso *, Cello*, & Piano*
 (Sound file)   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 
 (Sound file)

$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
from E Major  down to D Major -  2 P/V scores

$8

Verdi - Recitativo e Preghiera from Nabucco for bass voice (optional as VC or DB solo) & piano (Nabucodonosor): 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 created for
Ronald Hedlund b
y 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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