Mudcat Café message #182615 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18370   Message #182615
Posted By: Crowhugger
22-Feb-00 - 02:09 AM
Thread Name: Help: Trads to recommend for singer?
Subject: RE: Help: Trads to recommend for singer?
On the matter of piano accompaniment being somewhat out of character for much traditional material, that's true. Somehow it has become the standard when many other flavours of accompaniment would fit more comfortably.

When you've chosen some repertoire, contact me about writing an arrangement for voice and cello. My specialty. I love this combination because it is so flexible - blues, folk, plainsong, airs, dances, jazz. I can't say I've tried rock or reggae...yet. BTW, I achieve the most fluid results with 1 voice + 1 cello, or 1 voice + 2 cellos. Cello goes particularly well with the tenor voice because they can share registers for some close harmonic moments, or cello can go below. It takes quite a cellist to go above, so I haven't gone that way.