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Good Piece to Arrange for Bass Ensemble?

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Charles Shores, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Charles Shores

    Charles Shores Commercial User

    Jul 26, 2005
    So we have to play chamber music at NCSA, and as you know, small ensembles that contain a bass are few and far between.

    I'm tired of doing joke ones "The Prehistoric Suite" which contains such movements as "the romance of dina and dino saurs" and "the caveman promenade", and a duet arrangement of "what do we do with the drunken sailor"

    I was thinking about arranging "Because" by the Beatles. One of my favorite pieces for its beautiful harmony "plus i think the fact that its a modified moonlight sontata chord progression might help its acceptance here.

    Any suggestions for other pieces to arrange?

  2. AdaGio³


    Feb 9, 2006
    I heard this crazy arrangement of Monti's Czardas with a bass ensemble, really insane stuff. I don't know if they marketed the arrangement though.
  3. EFischer1

    EFischer1 Guest

    Mar 17, 2002
    New York, New York

    There is no short supply of bass chamber music. Playing in a real chamber ensemble with musicians who take the music seriously will be MUCH more beneficial than playing a beatles song with a bass quartet.