List of solo cello pieces

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This is a list of notable solo cello pieces. It includes arrangements and transcriptions.

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Takkakaw Falls (2003, 2004)
Fire (2005, revised 2012)
There Was a Lady in the East (2007)
Lilies and the Roses (2011, revised 2013)
Magneto (2012)
Flowers of the Forest (2013)

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  • Dmitry Kabalevsky
    • Études in Major and Minor, Op. 68 (1961)
  • Mauricio Kagel
    • Unguis incarnatus est
    • Siegfriedp‘ (1971)
  • Giya Kancheli
    • Having Wept for solo cello (1994)
  • Nikolai Kapustin
    • Introduction and Scherzino for solo cello, Op. 93 (1999)
    • Suite for cello solo, Op. 124 (2004)
  • Faradzh Karayev
    • Terminus for solo cello (1985)
  • Hugo Kauder
    • Suite (1925)
    • Second Suite (1924)
  • Frederick Kaufman
    • Inner Sanctum (1999)
  • Jin Hi Kim
    • Kee Maek #4 (1995)
  • Irena Kosíková
    • Stopy (2005)
  • Volker David Kirchner
    • Und Salomo sprach (‘’And Salomo spoke”) (1987)
    • Aus dem Buch der Konige 3 meditations (2000)
    • Threnos (written for the Feuermann Competition 2006)
  • Aram Khachaturian
    • Sonata-Fantasy in C major, Op. 104 (1974)
  • Adam Khudoyan
    • Sonata No. 1 (1961)
    • Sonata No. 2 Elegaic (1984)
    • Sonata No. 3 Pathetic (1993)
  • Julius Klengel
    • Suite in D-minor, Op. 56
    • Caprice in the Form of a Chaconne (with free use of a Theme by Robert Schumann), Op. 43
  • Aleksandr Knaifel
    • Lamento for solo cello (1967)
    • Capriccio for solo cello (1994)
  • Zoltán Kodály
  • Nikolai Korndorf
    • Passacaglia (1997)
  • Irena Kosíková
    • Stopy (2004)
  • Ernst Krenek
    • Suite, Op. 84 (1942)
  • Hanna Kulenty
    • Still Life with a Cello (1998)
  • Khristofer Kushnaryov
    • Sonata for solo cello (1932)
  • Mati Kuulberg
    • Concerto-Sonata for solo cello (1973)

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  • Mark O'Connor
    • Appalachia Waltz (composer's own transcription of original version for solo violin)
  • Mikhail Osokin
    • Sonata for solo cello
  • Terry Winter Owens
    • Cellestial Music, Book 1 (2003)

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1 in G minor: Allegro quasi presto
2 in E-flat major: Andante Religioso
3 in B-flat major: Moderato
4 in D minor: Allegretto
5 in F major: Allegro comodo
6 in A-flat major: Adagio Largamente
7 in C major: Maestoso
8 in A minor: Moderato ma energico
9 in D major: Allegro
10 in B minor: Allegro deciso
11 in G major: Adagio. Allegro
12 in E minor: Allegretto

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  • Kaija Saariaho
    • Petals (1988)
    • Près (1992)
    • Spins & Spells (1997)
    • Sept Papillons (2000)
  • Aulis Sallinen
    • Elegy for Sebastian Knight, Op. 10 (1964)
    • Sonata, Op. 26 (1971)
  • Vadim Salmanov
    • Monologue for solo cello (1970)
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen
    • Yta III (1987)
  • David Sampson
    • Three Arguments for unanccompanied cello (1993)
  • Ruben Sarkisjan
    • Cercio Ceclamando (Cycle of Declamations) for solo cello (2001)
  • Ahmed Adnan Saygun
    • Partita, Op. 31 (1954)
  • Robert Saxton
    • Sonata on a Theme of Sir William Walton (1999)
  • Giacinto Scelsi
    • Triphon (1956)
    • Trilogie (1957/65)
    • Voyages (1985)
    • Maknongan (1976)
  • Gerhard Schedl
    • Aus Zwei Stücke aus der Schatz-Truhe
  • Peter Schickele (P. D. Q. Bach)
  • Josef Schillinger
    • Dance Suite for solo cello, Op.20 (1928)
  • Thomas Daniel Schlee
    • Three Signs, Op. 53 (2002)
  • Artur Schnabel (1882–1951)
    • Sonata (in four movements) (1931)
  • Alfred Schnittke
    • Klingende Buchstaben (Sounding Letters) (1988)
    • Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagan (1990)
    • Improvisation (1993)
  • Franz Schubert
    • Erlkönig - Le Roi des Aulnes (The Erlking or Elf King; adapted in 1890 by Bernhard Cossmann
  • Gunther Schuller
    • Fantasy, Op. 19 (1960)
  • Salvatore Sciarrino
    • Due Studi (1947)
    • Ai Limiti Della Notte (1984)
  • Peter Sculthorpe
    • Requiem (1979)
    • Threnody (In memory of Stuart Challender) (1991)
    • Into the Dreaming (1993)
    • Tailitnama Song (1997)
  • Roger Sessions
    • Six Pieces (1966)
  • Rodion Shchedrin
    • Russian Tunes for solo cello, Op.79 (1990)
  • Alexander Shchetynsky
    • Sonata (2001)
  • Bright Sheng
    • Diu Diu Dong (Seven Tunes Heard in China) (1995)
  • Rodion Shchedrin
    • Russian Tunes (Russkie Naigryshi), Op. 79 (1990)
  • Makoto Shinohara
    • Evolution (1986–90)
  • Jean Sibelius
    • Theme and Variations in D minor (written in 1887, discovered in 1995)
  • Sergei Slonimsky
    • 3 Pieces for solo cello (1964)
  • Haskell Small
    • Suite
  • Dmitry Smirnov
    • Monogram, Op. 58A (1990)
    • Elegy in memory of Edison Denisov, Op. 97a (1997)
    • Family Portrait, Op. 108 (1998)
    • Postlude in memory of Alfred Schnittke, Op. 112A (2000)
    • Bagatelle, Op. 128A (2001)
    • Saga to S.A. Gubaidulina, Op. 130 (2001)
  • Naresh Sohal
    • Monody (1976)
    • Shades III
    • Shades IV (1983)
  • Giovanni Sollima
    • La luna (1986)
    • 6 Caprices (1987)
    • Segno (1992)
    • Anno uno (1993)
    • The Songlines (1993)
    • Lamentatio (1998)
    • Pasolini fragments (1998)
    • Alone (1999)
  • Halsey Stevens
    • Sonata (five movements - Introduction, Ciaccona, Scherzo, Notturno, Finale) (1958)
  • Mark Summer
    • Julie-O
  • Viktor Suslin
    • Chanson contre raison Sonata (1984)
    • Schatz-insel (1990)
  • Randall Svane
    • Suite No. 1 (1979)
    • Suite No. 2 (1982)
    • Suite No. 3 (1988)
  • Takehiko Sueoka
    • Cello Sonata Unaccompanied (1997)

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  • Edson Zampronha
    • Elegia and electroacoustics (2009)
    • Two Takes (2008)
    • Toccata (1989)
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
    • Sonata (1959–60)
    • Short Studies (4) (1970)
  • Sergei Zhukov
    • Sonata-Capriccio for solo cello (1980)
    • Paraphrase on van Eyck's poem De Tuinman en de Dood for solo cello (2003)
  • Vassily Zverev
    • Sonata-Fantasy for solo cello

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