Gamba Sonata

Double Bass & Piano
Composer: G.F. Handle

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RMD1069

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Recital Music

£8.50

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Handel’s four-movement Sonata in C major, dating from the early 18th-century, is full of youthful energy and character, with accessible and enjoyable challenges for the intermediate double bassist.

The accompaniment is lively and supportive, playable on piano, organ or harpsichord, and this would be an ideal introduction to Baroque music for any aspiring young musician. Each of the four contrasting movements features a range of effective musical and technical challenges although the double bass hardly ventures out of bass clef.

Originally for Viola da Gamba or Viola and Cembalo (Harpsichord), the sonata dates from around 1705, and was first published in 1894 as part of a complete edition of Handel’s music, edited by Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901).

This edition, edited by David Heyes, includes accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tuning.

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Description

Handel’s four-movement Sonata in C major, dating from the early 18th-century, is full of youthful energy and character, with accessible and enjoyable challenges for the intermediate double bassist.

The accompaniment is lively and supportive, playable on piano, organ or harpsichord, and this would be an ideal introduction to Baroque music for any aspiring young musician. Each of the four contrasting movements features a range of effective musical and technical challenges although the double bass hardly ventures out of bass clef.

Originally for Viola da Gamba or Viola and Cembalo (Harpsichord), the sonata dates from around 1705, and was first published in 1894 as part of a complete edition of Handel’s music, edited by Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901).

This edition, edited by David Heyes, includes accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tuning.

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ArrangerDavid Heyes
OrchestrationDouble Bass & Piano
Publishers numberRMD1069

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David Heyes (b.1960) studied double bass with Laurence Gray and Bronwen Naish, later at the Royal College of Music in London, and completed his post-graduate studies in Prague with František Pošta (Principal Bass, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra). He has given recitals and masterclasses in 20 countries over the past few years and has been a juror at a number of international competitions, three times as chairman. David’s collaborative work gained him a prestigious award from the David Walter Charitable Trust of New York for his pioneering activities as a soloist, teacher, publisher, and commissioner of new music for double bass and he works with composers throughout the world to expand the double bass repertoire by commissioning new music and by rediscovering forgotten ones. Since 1983 more than 700 works have been written for him, music from one to twenty basses and from beginner to virtuoso, and he has premiered ten contemporary concertos with orchestra. David began to compose in 2013 and has had music performed and recorded in 29 countries across five continents. He is a D’Addario Performing Artist and has recently commissioned a solo double bass from British master-luthier Martin Penning.

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