Cuckoo and the Donkey, The (cello and piano) level 1.0
Title: The Cuckoo and the Donkey
Composer: traditional, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Cello and Piano
May be performed with the viola version.
Printout: 2 pages
Note: This tune is arranged as a theme with variation. In the variation the solo cello plays motifs imitative of cuckoo calls and braying.
Skills: C Major; 4/4 time; mostly quarter note rhythms; mostly separate bows; one phrase has an optional fingering going into second position, but it may be played in first position using a legato string crossing.