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Double Bass Solo Techniques
Editor:  Keith Hartley
Subtitle: A book of orchestral excerpts
Forces or Category: Double bass technique book
Details: Double Bass Solo Techniques combines the dual function of a technique book and a collection of orchestral excerpts. The techniques are introduced in a logical order, and each is preceded by a short explanatory note, providing technical advice and tips on performance. The repertoire has been carefully selected to showcase the technique in its real musical context, and the pieces cover all major styles and genres. Ideal as preparation for auditions and exams.
Selling points: 
  • Varied repertoire
  • Tips on technique
  • Ideal practice material for auditions and exams
Contents:  Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro
Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Verdi: Aida
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter' (excerpt 1)
Handel: 'Rejoice Greatly' from Messiah
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (excerpt 1)
Ravel: Concerto pour la main gauche
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Act II)
Chabrier: España
Borodin: Symphony No. 2
Debussy: La mer
Brahms: Variation VI from Variations on a Theme by J. Haydn
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (excerpt 1)
Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell
Tchaikovsky: 'Danse Espagnole' from Swan Lake
Holst: 'Mars' from The Planets
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Verdi: La traviata (Act III)
Schubert: Octet in F (excerpt 1)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
Verdi: Falstaff (Act III)
Mendelssohn: 'Scherzo' from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Wagner: Lohengrin (Act II)
Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (excerpt 1)
Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Musorgsky: Boris Godunov (Act III)
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (Act III)
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Rossini: Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia (excerpt 2)
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Haydn: Symphony No. 88
Verdi: La forza del destino
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 (excerpt 2)
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter' (excerpt 2)
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Britten: 'Fugue' from The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Act 1)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Schubert: Octet in F (excerpt 2)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Wagner: 'Vorspiel' from Götterdämmerung
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Ravel: La valse
Ravel: Valse nobles et sentimentales
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Ravel: 'Menuet' from Le tombeau de Couperin
Dragonetti: Concerto in A
Stravinsky: 'Prelude' from Agon
Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges
Ravel: L'heure espagnole
Berg: Drei Orchesterstücke
Berg: Wozzeck (Act III)
Janacek: Katya Kabanova (Act III)
Ginastera: Variation XI from Variaciones concertantes
J. S. Bach: Adagio from Suite No. 3
Janacek: Sinfonietta
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (excerpt 2)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
Mozart: 'Romance' from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Publication Date: Mar 13 2008
Level of Difficulty: B-C
Trim Size:311x232
Number of pages:32
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