Fisher’s Hornpipe (cello and piano) level 2.5


Title: Fisher’s Hornpipe

Composer: traditional Irish, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Cello and Piano

Printout: 4 pages

Note: The breaker rhythms in the B section are challenging, especially as they involve shifting to second and third positions. In the second half, the melody goes to the piano, while the cello plays rhythmic material akin to what one might do in session playing.

Skills: D Major; 4/4 time; fast tempo with steady rhythms; breaker rhythms (3 note groups in a four or eight note pulse); bow recovery lifts; quick string crossings; quick shifts to second and third positions; double stops; occasional accidentals.


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