Recently printed out two
pieces for cello -
Suite 1 for Solo Cello - JS Bach (BWV 1007)
Actually written in a not-impossible key and from sight-reading Prélude I can tell that Bach knew the limitations of a cello. The bowing seems awkward at places and I'll have to get used to it.
Spring (La Primavera) - Antonio Vivaldi (solo violin transcribed for cello)
Not looking forward to some of the practice sessions for this one. It wasn't made for the cello (violins are tuned G3-D4-A4-E5
, Spring is in E maj; cellos are tuned C2-G2-D3-A3), so some parts don't transcribe very well. Some parts also had to be brought up an octave to be physically playable on the cello, notably in Allegro m44+46 (1:51). Trills are everywhere.