Mozart: Rondo alla Turca K331 For Cello
This brilliant, sparkling, all-time-greatest-hit of Mozart‘s can be played quite comfortably on the cello even though it is a fast piece that was originally written for the piano (what we play is the right-hand of the last movement of his Piano Sonata K331). Mozart’s original key is A minor/major but it is offered here in two other keys in which it is more suited to our instrument. The “Performance Version” is in F while the “Easier Version” is in C, one fourth lower. No notes have been changed for either version but 3.5 bars of optional piano introduction have been added before the cello’s theme starts.
Here is a link to Mozart’s original piano version:
The piano accompaniment parts (piano scores) offered here below are quite easy to play because they are basically just the left hand of the original piano part (the original piano part, but with the melodic line now removed and given to the cello). A computer-generated play-along audio of the accompaniment in each key is also offered. An introduction of 3.5 bars has been added so that we can know when to start playing. If we actually download these audios then we can change their tempi (speed) with the wonderfully useful Amazing Slowdowner program:
1: HIGHER VERSION (IN F MINOR/MAJOR)
Here is the downloadable higher-key play-along piano accompaniment
2: LOWER (EASIER) VERSION (IN C MINOR/MAJOR)
Here is the downloadable lower-key play-along piano accompaniment