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Gamba Sonata in C major

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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.


This 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 or harpsichord, and this would be an ideal introduction to Baroque music for any aspiring young musician.

Each of the four movements includes a range of effective musical and technical challenges, but not at the expense of great music making. The double bass hardly ventures out of bass clef and it would be suitable for a Grade 7/8 level student.

Only available for orchestral tuning.

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Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: Bowed Strings 2020 - 2023   (until Dec 2023)  

Double Bass - grade 7

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Cat No. RM169
Supplier Code RM169
Price £9.50
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level7 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-169-2
EAN-13 9790570451692
Weight 99 grams
Published 20th December 2011
Availability 15 in stock
See also...
RM171  Concerto in G minor (Orchestral Tuning)
RM601  Concerto in A minor (Solo Tuning)