Solo Cello pdf – Intermediate
Nessun Dorma for solo cello is a reduction of the vocal part and the orchestral accompaniment. There are many double stops and rich harmonies.
It is arranged in the opriginal key of G major, which suits the cello as the open G and D strings can be utilized for ease of double stopping. Many open string double stops are used throughout. This means every time the chord is with an open string the tuning can be easily adjusted. It is very good for the practice of this! There is also a couple of sections in thumb position, starting in the 7th position, which is the best place to start for thumb position as the thumb is placed on the D and A which are also harmonic, so can be used to test for tuning.
Part of the melody is played using the tremolo from the original violin part.
There is no other solo cello arrangement available as far as I know, so it was about time there was!