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Bass Quartets - looking for suggestions

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Peter Berquist, Nov 14, 2005.


  1. Can anyone suggest some bass quartet music that is relatively easy, tonal, and at the same time a little flashy?

    We are four professional players who need something that will sound good with a minimum of rehearsal.

    Looking at Lemur, these struck me as possibilities:

    1)Baroque Collection for Double Bass Quartet (Buckley)
    BAROQUE COLLECTION FOR DOUBLE BASS QUARTET (White)
    Purcell RONDEAU from Abdelazar, or the Moor's Revenge
    Albinoni ADAGIO
    J.S. Bach POLONAISE, MENUET, BADINERIE from Orchestral Suite No. 2
    Handel BOURREE, HORNPIPE from the Water Music Suite Bourree, Hornpipe Handel from the Water Music


    2)Telemann CONCERTO IN C MAJOR FOR DOUBLE BASS QUARTET

    3) Joplin The Entertainer (originally for Piano) for Four Double Basses (Bentkowski) Includes parts and score in C major.

    4)Alt SUITE FOR 4 DOUBLE BASSES

    5)Purcell AIR & DANCE FOR FOUR DOUBLE BASSES

    6)Offenbach THE CAN-CAN for Double Bass Quartet

    Thanks for any suggestions