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Hungarian Dance (Book 3, No.13)

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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.


Originally arranged for cello and piano by Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901), a contemporary of Bottesini at the Milan Conservatoire, this lively and enjoyable Hungarian Dance (Book 3, No.1) by Johannes Brahms has been newly transcribed for double bass by David Heyes.

Suitable for the intermediate bassist (Grade 6/7), the dance is in ternary form offering effective musical and technical challenges within the orchestral register and remains in bass clef throughout. The opening section (Andante grazioso) sets the mood with a rhythmic and imposing melody, contrasting a more energetic middle section (Vivace) consisting of running semiquavers. The final section returns to the opening material but with a more lyrical and gently moving accompaniment.

The piano accompaniment is both independent and supportive, and Hungarian Dance would be suitable as both educational and concert use. This is a lively and accessible addition to the intermediate transcription repertoire for double bass.

Available in orchestral tuning only.

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Cat No. RM219
Supplier Code RM219
Price £6.00
ComposerJohannes Brahms
ArrangerAlfredo C. Piatti
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level6 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-219-4
EAN-13 9790570452194
Weight 69 grams
Published 25th July 2011
Availability 7 in stock