noun (plural cellos)
A bass instrument of the violin family, held upright on the floor between the legs of the seated player.
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- On this recording, there are nine violins, three violas, three cellos, a double bass, one flute, three oboes, one bassoon, three trumpets, a set of timpani, and a harpsichord.
- The Mayo Strings is an all-string orchestra - violins, violas, cellos and double bass - based in Castlebar, but including players from around the county.
- It was the composers of the late 18th century who created the precursor of the modern orchestra based on a more standardized string group of two violin parts, violas, cellos, and double bass, still with a keyboard continuo.
late 19th century: shortening of violoncello.
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- Lovers of fine cello playing will definitely want to sample this master cellist in this baroque repertoire.
- She has collaborated with many artists, including violinists Gil Shaham, Joshua Bell, Joseph Swenson and Ani Kavafian, and cellists Carter Brey and Colin Carr.
- The numerous Italian cellists who came to London in the eighteenth century - and against whom Robert Lindley uniquely held his own - are discussed by Lowell Lindgren.