Orchestral Parts and Solos for Cello 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105PVC1 credit 1 1 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 16 to 21 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

Subject guarantor

František HOST

Name of lecturer(s)

Leoš ČEPICKÝ, František HOST

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student has mastered effective and professionally appropriate study, rehearsal and examination techniques.

The student has craft skills in relation to representative repertoire, various styles, etc.

The student recognizes, interprets, arranges, realizes, and/or memorizes musical material using musical notation and/or listening.

Familiarity with well-known solos of orchestral literature.

Detailed study of selected orchestral parts that appear in orchestra auditions.

Practicing what is known as playing from the page.

Rapid orientation and mastery of the orchestral part from important information to detail.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

Learning objectives:

Orchestral Parts and Solos for Cello 1 is directly related to the course Playing in the Orchestra. The aim of the course is to prepare cello parts individually, especially in terms of bowing and fingering, and to develop quick orientation when playing from the page. Its focus broadens the student's spectrum of knowledge and skills to include those that condition his/her possible future employment as a soloist and orchestral player. Emphasis is placed on the flexibility of technical mastery of compositions in the shortest possible time and mastery of the manner of playing in a symphony orchestra, instrumental and interpretative mastery of works of the orchestral repertoire, and careful acceptance of the teacher's comments. This develops, over a longer period of time, the technique and quality of the performance of the piece, contributing to the quality of the student's presentation in the course Playing in the Orchestra.

Thematic areas:

interpreting orchestral parts in terms of the musical style or character of the works or the style of individual composers.

Recommended or required reading

Instructions for the selection of compositions, their rehearsal and performance will be specified by the teacher, taking into account the individual abilities and talents of each student.

Example repertoire:

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van: Symphonies Nos. 5, 6, 9

VERDI, Giuseppe: Don Carlos

JANÁČEK, Leoš: Suite

SMETANA, Bedřich: Overture to the opera The Bartered Bride

The piece is always chosen shortly before the lesson.

Other literature will be specified by the teacher during the semester, taking into account the student's talent and individual skills and in accordance with the current repertoire of the course Playing in the Orchestra.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in lessons, mastering prescribed orchestral and solo parts as agreed with the teacher. Performance of selected repertoire before the teachers of the department. Other requirements: minimum 80% attendance.



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

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Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans