Postcards from Erica May 2022

Postcards from Erica May 2022

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black composers? Look no further. This is the fourth installment in my series of digital postcards about unaccompanied works by Black composers. In selecting the music every month, I keep in mind orchestra directors and students in search of contest pieces, teachers seeking

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Postcards from Erica

Postcards from Erica April 2022

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black composers? Look no further. This is the third installment in my series of digital postcards about unaccompanied works by Black composers. For those who are new to my postcards, let me introduce myself and my postcard series. I’m Erica Lessie, and for years

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Soul Music Works for the Cello Inspired by Hebraic Themes Part 2 by Erica Lessie

Soul Music: Works for the Cello Inspired by Hebraic Themes – Part 2

Looking for unaccompanied cello music inspired by Hebraic themes? In collaboration with the London Cello Society, Selma Gokcen, Chair, here is Part 2 of our two-part series on the topic. A Note from Selma Gokcen, Chair of the London Cello Society “The following database arose as a collaborative effort between

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Black is Beautiful Postcard

Postcards from Erica March 2022

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black women composers? Look no further. As Women’s History Month 2022 draws to a close, I am re-publishing three postcards from February 2021 as the second installment of my new series of postcards showcasing unaccompanied works by Black composers. Usually, I write postcards

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Postcards from Erica

Black History Month – February 2022 Postcards from Erica

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black composers? Look no further. February is Black History Month in the USA, and cellist Erica Lessie is back with special “postcards” to celebrate. Welcome to my new series of postcards celebrating Black composers beginning in February for Black History Month (in the

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That’s What She Said – Postcards from Erica August 2021

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by women composers? Look no further. Cellist and women’s music specialist, Erica Lessie, is back this month with three short “postcards” about pieces of three different levels: novice, intermediate student, and seasoned player. Here is my August 2021 installment of “That’s What She Said

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Woman holding Gill Tennant's book Mellow Cello

Mellow Cello Review

Don’t overlook this wonderful collection of stories about the cello! A Collection of Short Stories for Cellists I must confess that I almost overlooked this wonderful book. Contrary to the old idiom, I did judge a book by its cover. The title, Mellow Cello, is non-descriptive, and I assumed, from

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Flying cello case with quote from the book: " Going for a ride on a flying cello case sounds awesome!

The Enchanted Cello Case

Looking for a book for 6- to 11-year-old readers with a cello connection? Readers of all ages will enjoy The Enchanted Cello Case by Hilary Wang, illustrated by Julian Wang. Plus – when you buy a copy, you are supporting refugees. The Appeal of the Cello Case In December 2019,

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