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SOLO CELLO Music for String Ensemble
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CelloMan Blues
This is the first twelve bars - the "head" - that I play twice at the beginning and once at the end of my blues improv. This pizzicato "head" is one of many possible variations on a blues progression and my improv follows the 12-bar phrasing and progression.

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Church Rhythms
A skipping pizzicato pattern and chord progression in 9/8 time which places the cello in the center of a piece for diverse improvising instruments. Recording features TRE CORDA
Tim Ray, piano; Greg Hopkins, trumpet; Eugene on cello.

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Humpback Harmony
For effected cello (digital delay, chorus) and recording of humpback whale. Optional accompaniments for organ and/or string orchestra also available.

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Open 4
Written for younger players, this piece introduces the pentatonic scale as a basis for improvisation, as well as left hand pizzicato. Includes a letter from Eugene explaining the pentatonic scale and offering some suggested fingerings and ideas.
 
Shadow Play
A virtuosic concert piece showcasing Eugene's innnovative left hand pizzicato techniques, strumming and pull-offs. Suitable also with other improvising instruments (lead sheet can be found under SHEET MUSIC/FREE STUDY MATERIALS). The recorded version (from IN THE SHADE OF ANGELS) features pianist Tim Ray.

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Street Corner
From the repertoire of Trio Globo, this is a pizzicato-driven, syncopated pattern and progression in D major reminiscent of the Carribbean. Recording (from TRIO GLOBO) features Howard Levy on harmonica and Glen Velez on tambourine.

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Cove
Lead sheet includes piano pattern, chord symbols and melody. Recording features Paul Halley and Eugene from THE SONG OF RIVERS.
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Stained Glass Morning
Originally an improvisation in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, this contemplative piece from Missa Gaia/Earth Mass by the Paul Winter Consort is a dramatic 4-minute cello solo featuring unique use of natural harmonics.

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