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On this page you can find a variety of audio and video recordings, including repertoire that is frequently requested for events, music Samuel has arranged for cello ensemble and pieces Samuel has commissioned.

Auld Lang Syne - Traditional (arr. S Warner)

This arrangement was created for Samuel's own wedding ceremony and initially recorded to feature in the highlights video.

Next Ten Minutes - Jason Robert Brown

(arr. S Warner)

Originally composed as a vocal duet for the musical Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, this gorgeous piece was played by the pianist and five wonderful cellists during the Bridal Procession for Samuel's own wedding.  

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

(arr. Piano Guys) 

A consistent favourite amongst clients!

This recording was captured at a recent live performance.

Cellist: Samuel Warner
Pianist: Tim King

Requiem - Pasek & Paul

(arr. S Warner)

As a multi-instrumentalist, Samuel is proficient at the plucked as well as bowed string family! 

This is one of Samuel's favourite songs in the musical theatre repertoire. Can you hear the four different types of instruments?

This recording was created in Samuel's home studio.

A Million Dreams -

Pasek & Paul

(arr. S Warner)

This well known tune is another frequent request for weddings. A melody well suited to the cello register.

Backing Tracks and Accompaniments

Here are some examples of some backing tracks created in Samuel's home studio. The subtle blend of piano and cello creates a perfect accompaniment for his own live performances and for his students to practice with.

Goodbye Until Tomorrow - Jason Robert Brown

From the musical The Last Five Years. A super fun piano part with groovy cello parts joining in half way through.

Balcony Scene (Tonight) - Leonard Bernstein

From the musical West Side Story, this is Bernstein's take on the famous story of Romeo and Juliet. Beginning with a conversational cello feature reminiscent of the 'Maria' melody, the pulse soon moves forward through Tony and Maria's dialogue with fragments of 'Somewhere'

Somewhere - Leonard Bernstein

From the musical West Side Story. Opening with some incredibly exposed string shifting of wide intervals of a seventh, followed by some expressive countermelodies to complement the soloist. The dotted rhythms in the arpeggiated harp-like piano writing outline the harmony played by the accompanying 12 layered cello parts.

Still Hurting -

Jason Robert Brown

The opening of the musical The Last Five Years. This challenging grade 8 voice piece begins with a musicbox-like introduction before introducing the warm accompanying string parts.

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Andrew Lloyd Webber

From the musical Phantom of the Opera. Beginning with some haunting notes in the low range, the piano joins in after this initial phrase and builds in intensity before the final key change and tempo pull back.


O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen

(arr. S Warner)

Samuel's cello quintet arrangement of the stunning choral setting by Morten Lauridsen captures the original depth and indulgence in the harmonies with just five parts. These five minutes of sublime music well worth listening to, but if you're short on time skip to 3:05 for an exciting build up.

Skywalker Theme - John Williams

(arr. S Warner)

Always up for a challenge, Samuel arranged and recorded this short clip for a colleague after finishing teaching for the evening on May 4th. Film Music is always popular with students and clients alike!

Guiding Light - Foy Vance

(arr. S Warner)

The music from this clip is a piece by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance. This memorable melody layered over wonderfully simplistic sustained harmonies combined with a pizzicato inner part and rhythmic bass line make this piece particularly well suited to the cello. 


Dream - Richard Jackson

Composed in 2005 for his debut album 'Zephyr', Richard Jackson initially scored Dream for vocal quartet and has re-orchestrated the piece for various ensembles such as choir, string orchestra and string quartet. This is the most recent arrangement recorded by Samuel in March 2020. 

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