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Introduction & Tarantella

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The history of the double bass features many player-composers who created a wealth of music for bassists of all abilities. Recital Music publish a wide and eclectic range of music by these important figures from the history of the instrument, particularly from the 19th and early 20th-centuries, and more works are in preparation. Some names are well known today, others almost forgotten, but each made a valuable contribution to the repertoire of the double bass and helped create a unqiue repertoire which deserves to be performed.

The printed edition is for SOLO TUNING only but PDF files of accompaniments for both solo and orchestral are available directly from the publisher. Please contact doublebass@tiscali.co.uk or solodoublebass@gmail.com

Very little is known about Carmine Franchi although he was believed to have been a Neapolitan bassist (born c.1848) and lived in Monte Carlo for much of his working life (died c.1907). He composed at least three works for double bass, of which the Introduction & Tarantella is his most popular piece.

Introduction & Tarantella is dedicated 'A son ami Joseph Debroux' and follows the traditional tarantella pattern of a slow, lyrical and virtuosic introduction, followed by a fast and furious tarantella, which makes effective use of the high harmonics. A slow section, demonstrating the cantabile and sonorous qualities of the double bass, interrupts the flow before the tarantella music returns ending with a lively and energetic coda brings the music to a positive and successful conclusion.

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Cat No. RM1036
Supplier Code RM1036
Price £10.00
ComposerCarmine Franchi
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesHeritage Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
Weight 132 grams
Published 9th December 2019
Availability 7 in stock
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