Some thirty years ago, when I was principal bass of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, I discovered, in the library of the Conservatorio Niccolo Piccini, under a pile of bass music, handwritten copies of parts to a string quintet of G. Bottesini, "Gran Quintetto in Do." After many years, I have finally coordinated the parts, recopied them, edited them for inconsistencies (of which many were in evidence), revised some of the markings which were obviously the whim of the copyist, and collated them into a score. This piece is now available. The quintet is in four movements and, unlike much of Bottesini's work, has the bass in a supportive role rather than a soloistic one. (The first violin part is the difficult one!) The piece reflects, I think, Bottesini's operatic style, which tends toward the lyrical and dramatic. The piece is very charming, and appealing, with a terrific exciting final movement in a Tarantella rhythm and a grand fugal finale. I have performed the piece a number of times over the years with a poorly made set of parts. Now the piece should be much more easy to put together with a clearly written score and well copied parts. I would be happy to answer any questions about the piece. I am publishing it through my company Music Door Editions. Please feel free to contact me. Thanks.