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Music for Cello by Women

Intermediate:

Bacewicz, Grazyna - Andante sostenuto

Clarke, Rebecca - I Bid My Heart Be Still 

Liebmann, Helene - Grande Sonata  

 

Advanced:

Alberga, Eleonore – Ride Through (solo)

Bishop, Martha – Macqam – Hijaz (solo)

Bosmans, Henriette - Impressions (3 pieces), Sonata, Concertos

Bonis, Mel - Sonata (3 mvts)

Boulanger, Nadia – Three Pieces

Clarke, Rebecca – Epilogue, Passacaglia on an Old English Tune, Viola sonata (transcr.)

Farrenc, Louise - Sonata in B-flat Major (3 mvts)

Hensel, Fanny - Two Pieces  

Jones, Alice H. - #tinyefforts2020  (4 solo pieces)

Kashperova, Leocadiya, Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2

Le Beau, Luise Adolpha - Sonata in D major (3 mvts), Five Pieces, op. 24

Meyer, Emilie – Sonatas (12 in total, but I believe only 1 is available)

Shaw, Caroline - in manus tuas (solo cello, with singing)

Tower, Joan – Tres Lent

Weir, Judith – Unlocked (solo)

Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Lament

 

Professional:

Auerbach, Lera - 24 Preludes, Sonata for solo cello, La Suite dels Ocells (Hommage to Pablo Casals) 

Bacewicz, Grazyna – Polish Caprice (Kaprys polski) and Cello Concerto

Gubaidulina, Sofia - Ten Preludes

Larsen, LIbby - Scudding

Leon, Tania - Four Pieces (solo cello)

Netzel, Laura - Sonata (under pseudonym, Lago)

Pejacevic, Dora - Sonata in E minor (4 mvts)

Saariaho, Kaija - Sept Papillons (solo cello), many other solo pieces

Smyth, Ethel - Sonata in A minor (3 mvts)

Thomas, Augusta Read - Spring Song, Bells Ring Summer, Rainbow Bridge to Paradise, Rhea Enchanted, Incantation

Here's an excel file of womens' compositions for cello

And check out these websites devoted to women and BIPOC composers:

https://www.philomelproject.com/ 

https://composeher.co.uk/http://www.unsungcomposers.com/forum/index.php

https://www.composerdiversity.com/advocates