Solos for the Young Bassist

Double Bass & Piano
Composer: Hugo Schlemuller

Product code:

RMD1086

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Recital Music

£8.50

Description

Solos for the Young Bassist includes three fun and accessible pieces by Hugo Schlemüller. Originally for cello and composed in the late 19th or early 20th-century, they transcribe beautifully for the young bassist, offering musical and technical challenges in equal measure. The piano accompaniments are supportive and colourful adding rich sonorities and rhythmic interest.

Ideal as concert repertoire, these lively pieces are ideal for the young bassist working in the lower positions, offering effective musical and technical challenges in the orchestral register of the double bass.

Forward, March! is a lively, energetic, and extended march using half, first, and second positions. The opening theme is full of character and drives contrasting a middle section that is more lyrical and sustained.

Our Soldiers (March) has strong rhythmic momentum, going no higher than 3rd position, and is ideal as both a teaching and recital piece.

Scherzo is fast and fun with technical and musical challenges aplenty and the most advanced of the three pieces.

Hugo Schlemüller (1872-1918) was a German cellist, composer, and teacher. He performed as a cello soloist in Munich and Leipzig and from 1902 was a teacher at the Hoch Conservatoire in Frankfurt am Main.

He composed many study books for young cellists alongside virtuoso pieces and concertos, also worked as a music critic and writer, and in 1910 he founded his own music publishing company.

In 1916 Schlemüller was drafted into military service, in August 1917 he gave up his position at the Hoch Conservatoire and died the following year.

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Description

Solos for the Young Bassist includes three fun and accessible pieces by Hugo Schlemüller. Originally for cello and composed in the late 19th or early 20th-century, they transcribe beautifully for the young bassist, offering musical and technical challenges in equal measure. The piano accompaniments are supportive and colourful adding rich sonorities and rhythmic interest.

Ideal as concert repertoire, these lively pieces are ideal for the young bassist working in the lower positions, offering effective musical and technical challenges in the orchestral register of the double bass.

Forward, March! is a lively, energetic, and extended march using half, first, and second positions. The opening theme is full of character and drives contrasting a middle section that is more lyrical and sustained.

Our Soldiers (March) has strong rhythmic momentum, going no higher than 3rd position, and is ideal as both a teaching and recital piece.

Scherzo is fast and fun with technical and musical challenges aplenty and the most advanced of the three pieces.

Hugo Schlemüller (1872-1918) was a German cellist, composer, and teacher. He performed as a cello soloist in Munich and Leipzig and from 1902 was a teacher at the Hoch Conservatoire in Frankfurt am Main.

He composed many study books for young cellists alongside virtuoso pieces and concertos, also worked as a music critic and writer, and in 1910 he founded his own music publishing company.

In 1916 Schlemüller was drafted into military service, in August 1917 he gave up his position at the Hoch Conservatoire and died the following year.

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EditorDavid Heyes
OrchestrationDouble Bass & Piano
Publishers numberRMD1086

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About the Composer

Hugo Schlemüller (1872-1918) was a German cellist, composer and teacher. From 1902 he taught at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt and in 1910 founded his own publishing company. He composed many works for cello and several pieces in ‘Bass for beginners’ were adapted from his ‘The Very First Performance Pieces for the Young Cellist’.

About the Arranger

About the Editor

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.