Graham Waterhouse created a little series of lovely melodies for his son, which he then successfully performed at violoncello competitions. The eight pieces can be played alone, as well as in a suite with a random sequence. The majority are dances with rhythmical characteristics that are intended to challenge the young string players. This also applies to the “expanded” performance techniques that are introduced and occasionally used here. The level of difficulty ranges from the first position in “Montague’s March” up to the fourth position in “Henry Hornpipe,” the most difficult piece in the cycle. Originally conceived for solo voice and piano, this edition also contains an alternative version for two violoncelli.