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Bass Clef Trios Book 1 for 3 double basses (arranged by David Heyes)

About the Collection

This collection of twelve engaging pieces offers study and concert repertoire and is playable by bassists of different abilities. Bowings have been added, which the players can easily adapt or change, and many pieces have few or no dynamic markings allowing each ensemble to create their own unique performance. The musical and technical challenges are, on the whole, straightforward and accessible to progressing bassists of all ages.

Bass Clef Trios Book 1 features music from the 16th to the 20th-century, in a range of inventive styles and idioms which should offer something of interest for performers and audiences alike. A number of canons have been included, with each bassist playing the same part, and all the arrangements have been created to work with three players or larger forces.

The trios can be used to develop ensemble skills, possibly useful as sight-reading, or just for enjoyment and the possibilities are endless. Sections can be repeated to create a longer piece and music from the 16th and 17th-centuries could be played with or without vibrato to create a wealth of contrasts and colours.

Please note: Bass Clef Trios Book 1 is in score format alongside three separate parts for 'Air Populaire: Variations on Au Clair de la Lune' by V.F. Verrimst.

Table of Contents

1. Thomas Morley (1557-1602) - See, See, Mine Own Sweet Jewel

2. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Abbé Stadler (Canon)

3. Luca Marenzio (1553-1599) - Vilanelle

4. Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623) - The Ape, the Monkey and Baboon

5. Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) - Canon 'Viva la bottiglia'

6. Béla Bartók (1881-1945) - Country Dance

7. Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) - Tantum ergo

8. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) - Ahi, che quest'occhi miei

9. Luigi Bottazzo (1845-1924) - Ave Maria

10. Henry Purcell (1659-1695) - An Ape, a Lion, A Fox and an Ass (Canon)

11. Victor Frédéric Verrimst (1825-1893) - Air Populaire: Variations on 'Au Clair de la Lune'

12. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) - Bei Hitz' im Sommer eb ich (Three-Part Canon)

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