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List of solo cello pieces

This is a compilation of major pieces for solo cello. See also the entries on cello and the list of compositions for cello and orchestra and List of compositions for cello and piano.

Ordering is by surname of composer.

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Suite for Cello solo no 1, Op. 72 (1964)
Suite for Cello solo no 2, Op. 80 (1967)
Suite for Cello solo no 3, Op. 87 (1972)

  • Gregory Brown
    • Suite for solo cello
  • Leo Brouwer
    • Sonata for Solo Cello (1960) ()
  • Garrett Brynes
    • Sonata for solo cello (scordatura: IV = B; III = F) (7 min) (1993)
    • Sprocket! for cello solo (7 min) (2006)
  • Mikhail Bukinik
    • 4 Concert Etudes for Cello Solo (No.4 in f minor)
  • Sylvano Bussotti
    • Deborah Parker for cello solo (1987)
    • Variazione for violoncello solo

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    E

    über Themen der Sonate Op. 102/1 von Ludwig van Beethoven) (10 min) (1977)

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    G

    H

    I

    • Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
      • Etude-Caprice pour un tombeau de Chopin for solo cello (1949)
      • Ghirlarzana for solo cello (1950)
    • Yoshiro Irino
      • Three movements for cello solo (12 min) (1969)

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    M

    Das Buch (The Book)
    Capriccio for solo cello (5 min)
    Lamento
    Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagen
    Suite

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    O

    • Mark O'Connor
      • Appalachia Waltz (composer's own transcription of original version for solo violin)
    • Paul Rovsing Olsen
      • Partita for solo cello Op. 75
    • Matthew Owens
      • Kol Nidrei for solo cello (10 min) (1998)
      • The Rowell Sonata for unaccompanied cello (25 min) (1996)
    • Terry Winter Owens
      • Cellestial Music, Book 1 for solo cello (2003)

    P

    1 in G major
    2 in D minor
    3 in E minor
    4 in C minor
    5 in A minor
    6 in G minor
    7 in A minor
    8 in E flat major
    9 in G major
    10 in G minor
    11 in C major
    12 in A flat major
    13 in B flat major
    14 in E flat major
    15 in D minor
    16 in B minor
    17 in E flat major
    18 in C major
    19 in E flat major
    20 in D major
    21 in C major
    22 in F major
    23 in E flat major
    24 in A minor

    1 in G minor: Allegro quasi presto
    2 in E flat major: Andante Religioso
    3 in B flat major: Moderato
    4 in D minor: Allegretto
    5 in F major: Allegro comodo
    6 in A flat major: Adagio Largamente
    7 in C major: Maestoso
    8 in A minor: Moderato ma energico
    9 in D major: Allegro
    10 in B minor: Allegro deciso
    11 in G major: Adagio. Allegro
    12 in E minor: Allegretto

    • Capriccio op. 22 for cello solo on the aria, cavatina, "I tuoi frequenti palpiti", from Niobe by Giovanni Pacini
  • Alfred Peschek
    • Cellare for cello solo (2005)
  • Astor Piazzolla
    • 6 Tango Etudes For Solo Cello (arr. Karttunen)
  • Simeon Pironkoff
    • Entrata e Capriccio for solo cello (11 min) (1980)
  • Wolfgang Plagge
    • Jakobsstigen, Op. 20 : Fantasy for Cello Solo (7 min) (1983)
    • Music for Violoncello Solo, Op. 54 (6 min) (1990)
  • Robert H. P. Platz
    • Senko-hana-bi (In Yoshitake's garden) for cello (1997-2000)
  • Conrad Pope
    • Sonata for Violoncello alone (12 min) (1972)
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Henri Pusher
    • Paganiana assisted for solo cello (35 min) (1982)
    • Nineteenth root of eight quarters for cello solo (15 min) (1976)
  • Veli-Matti Puumala
    • Epitaph for solo cello (1995)

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    • Kaija Saariaho
      • Petals (1988)
      • Près (1992)
      • Spins & Spells for cello (1997)
      • Sept Papillons (2000)
    • Dimiter Sagaev
      • Fresco for solo cello (2002)
      • Nocturne fro solo cello (2001)
    • Aulis Sallinen
      • Elegy for Sebastian Knight for Solo Cello, Op. 10 (1964) (5')
      • Sonata for Solo Cello Op. 26 (1971) (12')
    • David Sampson (composer)
      • Three Arguments for unanccompanied cello (1993)
    • Marc Satterwhite
      • Witnesses of Time (Four studies on photographs by Flor Garduño) (2003)
    • Ahmed Adnan Saygun
      • Partita for solo cello Op. 31 (1954)
    • Robert Saxton
      • Sonata for Solo Cello on a Theme of Sir William Walton (1999) (commissioned by Steven Isserlis
    • Giacinto Scelsi
      • Triphon (1956)
      • Trilogie (1957/65)
      • Voyages (1985)
      • Maknongan (1976)
    • Gerhard Schedl
      • Aus Zwei Stücke aus der Schatz-Truhe (Written for Geringas) (3 min)
    • Peter Schickele (P. D. Q. Bach)
    • Harold Schiffman
      • Sonata Quasi una Fantasia for solo violoncello (5 min) (1977)
      • Kate's Suite for Solo violoncello (7 min) (1999)
      • Suite from Wake for solo violoncello (10 min) (2004)
    • Thomas Daniel Schlee
      • Three Signs Op. 53 for violoncello solo (2002)
    • Artur Schnabel (1882-1951)
      • Sonata for Solo Cello (in four movements) (25 min) (written for Piatigorsky) (1931)
    • Alfred Schnittke
      • Klingende Buchstaben (Sounding Letters) (1988)
      • Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagan (1990)
      • Improvisation (1993)
    • Franz Schubert
      • Erlkönig - Le Roi des Aulnes (The Erlking or Elf King) adapted (in 1890) by Bernhard Cossmann for Violoncello solo
    • Gunther Schuller
      • Fantasy, Opus 19 (1960)
    • Salvatore Sciarrino
      • Due Studi for cello solo (1947)
      • Ai Limiti Della Notte for cello solo (1984)
    • Francesco Scipriani (1678-1753)
      • Principij da imparare a suonare il violoncello e con 12 toccate a solo (12 Toccaten) for cello solo (ca 1720)
    • Ciro G. Scotto
      • Introspection for solo cello (1999)
    • Peter Sculthorpe
      • Requiem for Cello Alone (1979)
      • Threnody for solo cello (In memory of Stuart Challender) (1991)
      • Into the Dreaming for cello alone (1993)
      • Tailitnama Song for cello solo (1997)
    • Anatolijus Senderovas
    • Roger Sessions
      • Six Pieces for Solo Cello (1966)
    • Bright Sheng
      • Diu Diu Dong (Seven Tunes Heard in China) (2 min) (1995)
    • Rodion Shchedrin (1932- )
      • Russian Tunes (Russkie Naigryshi) Op. 79 for cello solo (1990)
    • Makoto Shinohara
      • Evolution for cell solo (1986-90)
    • Alan Shockley
      • Abschrift von unbekannter Hand for solo violoncello (2004)
    • Jean Sibelius
      • Theme and Variations for Cello solo in d minor (12 min) - written in 1887, discovered in 1995.
    • Paul Siskind
      • Three Epiphanies for cello solo (12 min) (1987)
    • Haskell Small
      • Suite for solo Cello
    • Dmitry Nikolayevich Smirnov
      • Monogram for solo cello Op. 58A (3 min) (1990)
      • Elegy in memory of Edison Denisov for solo cello Op. 97a (1997)
      • Family Portrait for solo cello Op. 108 (9 min) (1998)
      • Postlude in memory of Alfred Schnittke for solo cello Op. 112A (9 min) (2000)
      • Bagatelle for cello solo Op. 128A (2 min) (2001)
      • Saga to S.A. Gubaidulina for cello solo Op. 130 (7 min) (2001)
    • Naresh Sohal
      • Monody for solo cello (3 min) (1976)
      • Shades III for cello solo
      • Shades IV for cello solo (14 min) (1983)
    • Giovanni Sollima
      • La luna for solo cello (7 min) (1986)
      • 6 Caprices for solo cello (1987)
      • Segno for cello solo (6 min) (1992)
      • Anno uno for cello solo (8 min) (1993)
      • The Songlines for solo cello (1993)
      • Lamentatio for cello solo (5 min) (1998)
      • Pasolini fragments for cello (5 min) (1998)
      • Alone for solo cello (7 min) (1999)
    • Øystein Sommerfeldt
      • Monologi for cello solo op. 45,(7 min)(ca. 1976)
    • Elizabeth Start
      • Union for solo cello (3 min) (2006)
    • Miloš Štědroň (*1942)
      • Dances of King Lear for cello solo (1995)
    • Halsey Stevens
      • Sonata for Solo Cello (five movements - Introduction, Ciaccona, Scherzo, Notturno, Finale) (dedicated to Gabor Rejto) (1958)
    • Nikolai Stoikov

    Sonata for cello solo No. 1, Op. 39 (11 min) (1993)

    • Mark Summer
      • Julie-O
    • Viktor Suslin
      • Chanson contre raison Sonata for solo cello (13 min)(1984)
      • Schatz-insel for cello solo (3 min) (1990)
    • Robert Suter
      • Elegie for cello solo (11 min) (1969)
    • Randall Svane
      • Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello (1979)
      • Suite No. 2 for unaccompanied cello (1982)
      • Suite No. 3 for unanccompanied cello (1988)

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    • Victoria Yagling
      • Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 1
      • Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 2
    • James Yannatos
      • Sonata for solo cello (15 min)
    • Yehuda Yannay
      • I can't fathom it... for solo cello and projections (1993)
      • Tangoul Morṭii(Tango of Death) for solo cello (1997)
    • Eugène Ysaÿe
      • Cello Sonata op. 28 (1924)
    • Isang Yun
      • Glissées for Cello Solo (1970)
      • Seven Etudes for Cello Solo (1993)

    Z

    • Roger Zahab
      • Amnesia Kiss for cello solo (10 min) (1995)
      • An Opening Piece fro solo cello (2.5 min)
      • for Jim Hinkley for solo cello (1 min) (1989)
      • reaching after for solo cello (scordature) (9 min) (2003)
      • reMemoring Peace for solo cello (2 min) (1989)
    • Edson Zampronha
      • Toccata for solo violoncello (4 min) (1989)
    • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
      • Sonata for cello solo (1959-60)
      • Four short studies for cello solo (1970) ()

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