Joplin's popular rag Elite Syncopations has been newly arranged for double bass quartet by David Heyes. The melodic material is shared between the players and this would be suitable for any audience or occasion.
A short and lively miniature for the good intermediate bassist from this leading 19th-century bassist-composer. There are effective musical and technical challenges and it would be ideal for the post-Grade 8 player.
A lyrical and romantic cello solo newly arranged for the intermediate double bassist. Karl Davidov was a 19th-century Russian cellist-composer and the piece would be ideal for developing a cantabile and sonorous sound.
Three Fantasias arranged for unaccompanied double bass by David Heyes. Each offers musical and technical challenges in equal measure for the good intermediate bassist (Grade 8+). Great fun and much to offer in performance.
A poignant and lyrical miniature by a forgotten late 19th-century Russian composer. Its 24 bars evoke a bitter-sweet memory, with a lyrical violin melody accompanied by a slow moving and sustained accompaniment.
A short, lively and enjoyable Hungarian Dance newly arranged for the intermediate bassist. Effective musical and technical challenges in the orchestral register make this suitable for about Grade 7, with a rhythmic piano accompaniment.
Originally for violin, this operatic theme and variations transcribes well for the intermediate bassist. It uses the orchestral register to great effect and offers musical and simple technical challenges for the progressing bassist.
Gospels and spirituals for SATB.
"Stylistic faithfulness and great potential for creative imaginations are guaranteed by the arrangements." / “We know no other equally comprehensive choir book of this kind.” (Der Kirchenmusiker)
This Handel sonata is full of youthful energy and character, with accessible and enjoyable challenges for the intermediate soloist. The accompaniment is lively and supportive. An ideal introduction to Baroque music for any performer.
Originally for oboe, these pieces transcribe well for double bass. Romance is lyrical and evocative; Humoreske is lively and playful. Ideal for Grade 8 bassists with effective challenges in the orchestral register.
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