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Abendlied Op.85, No.12

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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.


Robert Alexander Schumann was born in Zwickau in 1810 and died in Endenich in 1856, aged forty-six. He was one of the leading and most significant figures of the German Romantic School and made important contributions to the lieder, symphonic, chamber and solo piano repertoire.

Robert married Clara Wieck in 1840, after mcuh opposition from Clara's father, and she was a powerful advocate of her husband's music, performing his piano works to the end of her life. He often worked at speed and produced a vast body of music in such a short life.

Much of Robert Schumann's music is still at the heart of the lieder, chamber music and piano repertoire into the 21st-century.


12 Klavierstucke fur Kleine und grosse Kinder for piano duet (4 hands) was written in 1849. Abendlied (Evening Song) is the last of the twelve pieces and in the late 19th-century was arranged for many instruments including violin, piano trio, cello, string orchestra, piano, organ, flute and even cornet a pistons.

This exquisite and evocative miniature has been transposed into C major (solo tuning) and D major (orchestral tuning) for double bass, emphasising the lyrical and sonorous qualities of the instrument.

Abendlied Op.85, No.12 is published with accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tuning.


Abendlied Op.85, No.12 is also published by Recital Music in an edition for string orchestra [RM266] arranged by Johan Svendsen.

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Cat No. RM146
Supplier Code RM146
Price £6.75
ComposerRobert Schumann
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-146-3
EAN-13 9790570451463
Weight 86 grams
Published 17th November 2011
Availability 24 in stock