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Adagio

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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 for mandolin and cembalo, this beautiful and evocative Adagio dates from 1795. Beethoven composed a number of works for the mandolin and this rare and mainly forgotten work transcribes well for the double bass.

Transposed into C major, and arranged by David Heyes, this extended one-movement piece would be ideal for any Grade 8+ bassist who is looking for something a little different and is comfortable playing in low thumb position. The piece offers both musical and technical challenges, but a successful performance will require a sonorous and singing tone and the ability to create legato phrases in each register.

Dating from Beethoven's first years in Vienna, and still under the influence of Haydn and Mozart, the Adagio is typcal of the Classical style of the age and is a welcome addition to the transcription repertoire.

Only available in orchestral tuning.

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Cat No. RM580
Supplier Code RM580
Price £6.50
ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level7 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-580-5
EAN-13 9790570455805
Weight 86 grams
Published 8th April 2013
Availability 9 in stock
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