Gwyneth Walker

Songs Without Words

for Cello and Piano (2009)

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Download a PDF file of the full piano score of this composition. This score may be printed and duplicated for the purposes of performances.

Download a PDF file of the cello part of this composition.


Songs Without Words are two sets of short movements for cello and piano. The first set, "First Notes," was composed specifically for student cellists. The following set, "Journeys," is intended for more advanced players.

The programmatic titles of the movements offer ample description of the music. However, a word might be added about “Homecoming.” This piece was composed when the composer returned to her Vermont home after an extended period of travel. The peaceful, rural home setting was especially appreciated. Meanwhile, "Journeys" was inspired by a visit to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Notes by the composer