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List of must have bass music

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by G-force, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. G-force


    Jul 1, 2004
    oslo Norway
    The music library in Oslo has asked me to compile a list of works/books/methods etc for the bass collection.

    They say they will pretty much let me order whatever...

    So I would like some help. What should I order ????
    What would be in your wish list for a library of bass music.

  2. bassbass


    Dec 29, 2006
    Is the library starting the bass section from scratch?
    You should order the common Etude/study books, Orchestral excerpt books, Standard concertos and then some solo pieces.
  3. Methods/Etudes:
    Findeisen etudes
    Nanny etude caprices
    Nanny method books
    Rabbath method books (at least book 3)
    Simandl method books
    Bille etudes and method books

    Dittersdorf Concerto (Schott edition)
    Vanhal Concerto
    Bottesini Concerto No. 2 (International edition)
    Koussevitzky Concerto
    Tubin Concerto
    J. S. Bach Gamba Sonatas (Henle Urtext edition)
    Misek Sonata in e minor (International edition)
  4. Eccles Sonata in my opinion also some might say the Bach Cello Suites.
  5. Kreutzer Etudes
    Storch-Hrabe Etudes (both volumes)
    Bille Method Books
    (I second Eccles)
    Bottesini Elegy in D

    Maybe also some of those "Complete Bass Parts" books for various popular or well-known symphonies or sets of overtures...

    I'll post more if I can think of any...
  6. sforzando6


    Jun 26, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    I think some other must-haves are:

    Dragonetti Concerto
    Bach Solo Cello Suites (International, maybe)
    Hindemith Sonata
    Petracchi Method
    Arpeggione Sonata
  7. I have a question for the OP who is going to be using this music? should it be quintessential music for every level of playing or is it just for advanced college students? So far we have only listed (at least for solos) the classical Professional repertoire.

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