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Baroque Music?

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Dommiedj, Nov 8, 2015.


  1. Dommiedj

    Dommiedj

    Nov 8, 2015
    Hello, for several auditions coming up for me, I am required to perform a composition written in the Baroque period. While practicing the classic Bach suites, I realized that I have limited knowledge about any sort of Baroque music for the DB. Does anyone have any music suggestions for me, outside of Bachs suites?
     
  2. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    I like Buxtehude--who was an early BAroque period composer, but I don't know if I can suggest anything to fit your criteria--but I do like his work.
     
  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
  4. Herbie 80's

    Herbie 80's

    Dec 15, 2008
    The only "double bass" baroque pieces you'll find are written for the violone.

    You'll most likely end up playing cello pieces (Bach cello suites, Vivaldi cello suites), low-brass pieces (Marcello Suites), or viola da gamba pieces (Bach Viola da gamba 3 sonatas).
     
  5. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Well that's kind of Planayavsky's take, that the violone parts should have gone to the double bass rather than the cello....
     
  6. robobass

    robobass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    Eccles?
     
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  7. bejoyous

    bejoyous

    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    There's a Zimmerman book with several Baroque solos. The Pink Book of solos has a Vivaldi Violin Sonata arranged for bass, too. There are lots of other good pieces in there, too.
     
  8. robobass

    robobass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    +1. I'd forgotten about that book. (Why is there a cello on the cover?) It's a nice thing to pull out for casual reading when a pianist is over. Also now with optional accompaniment CD!

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  9. Herbie 80's

    Herbie 80's

    Dec 15, 2008
    The Vivaldi solo is actually the Violin Concerto in A minor.

    Eccles was originally for violin, but it is also very fun to play on bass!
     
  10. neilG

    neilG

    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    There a huge body of literature from the Baroque for cello. HUGE, I tell you. I would explore IMSLP. If I have to ever hear a bassist play the Eccles G minor sonata again, I may scream.
     
  11. robobass

    robobass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    +1. There must be 10,000 baroque solo works which would work well on bass. Any decent university library probably has 500. Still, the Eccles is a nice piece.
     
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