Cellonator came into my life when I met “The Cellonator,” Courtney Yeates, a rock cellist with an active schedule. She said I could use her title if the piece was difficult, rockish, and fun to play. Challenge your lead cellist with a flashy melody, including solos for Violin I and Viola. Cellonator is in E minor with shifting, glissandi, sixteenths, chromatics, and creative bowing. If you need a “Cellonator” magnet or sticker for your soloist, check out StringRiffs.com merchandise.
Level: Solo Cello 4 • Orchestra 3.5