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Crucifixus

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Recital Music publish a wealth of original works for double bass alongside a popular, accessible and growing range of transcriptions for bassists of all ages and abilities. Most transcriptions published by Recital Music are by David Heyes, who has a successful and proven track record when arranging for double bass.


Crucifixus in C minor, originally for 8-part choir, was arranged for double bass octet by David Heyes in 2002 for a performance at London's prestigious Purcell Room, where it was performed by an international ensemble from four European countries.

The slow and solemn part writing transcribes well for double basses and there is scope for creating a performance of great breadth and power. The terraced dynamics should be carefully observed and Crucifixus can be performed by octet or larger forces and may benefit from the use of a conductor.


Antonio Lotti was born in Venice of Hanover in c.1667 and died in Venice in 1740. He became organist at St. Mark's (Venice) in 1690, eventually becoming maestro di cappella in 1736, and was a prolific composer of operas and church music. Much of his vocal music has remained popular until the present day, particularly his settings of Crucifixus for 8 and 10 voices.

Lotti's music bridges the late Baroque and early Classical styles and Charles Burney, who heard his church music in 1770, characterises his music as both solemn and touching, and capable of expression through his effective and masterly use of counterpoint.

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Cat No. RM116
Supplier Code RM116
Price £13.50
ComposerAntonio Lotti
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass Octet
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-116-6
EAN-13 9790570451166
Weight 134 grams
Published 14th June 2010
Availability 8 in stock
See also...
RM048  Blue Sunday
RM596  Crucifixus a 10 (DOUBLE BASS ENSEMBLE)
RM957  Aires Cariocas