Newly arranged by David Heyes, these two 18th-century arias by Handel transcribe well for double bass. They combine musical and technical challenges offering enjoyable and accessible music for any occasion.
Originally for mandolin and piano, this evocative and lyrical Adagio transcribes well for the double bass. In one extended movement, it will be ideal for any Grade 8+ bassist looking for something new.
Lazar's Bagatelle was composed in 1924 for the Romanian virtuoso, Joseph Prunner. It offers great musical and technical challenges for the advanced bassist or cellist and has been out of print for far too long.
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 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.
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.
3 short and enjoyable pieces for violin or viola and double bass by Tony Osborne. Aimed at the intermediate duo, these are enjoyable and accessible with effective musical and technical challenges in equal measure. Enjoy!
12 Waltzes for unaccompanied double bass by Domenico Dragonetti and newly edited by Bert Turetzky. Each has its own character and style, offering musical and technical challenges for the good intermediate bassist.
Two enjoyable and accessible solos for unaccompanied Double Bass by Czech bassist-composer, Vojta Kuchynka. There are musical and technical challenges in equal measure utilsing the entire range of the solo bass.
Antonio Scontrino was an Italian bass virtuoso and composer. The Song of the Shepherd utilses the entire range of the double bass, and is a lyrical miniature for the advanced player. Lyrical and melodic.
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