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Fantasy Pieces Op.2

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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 oboe, these two early Fantasy Pieces by Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), Denmark's most famous composer, transcribe well for double bass. They would be ideal for players of about Grade 8 level offering effective musical and technical challenges in the orchestral register, but also venturing into thumb position.

Romance is lyrical and evocative, contrasting a more lively and playful Humoresque. The piano accompaniments are supportive and independent, full of romantic bravura and flourish, and the pieces can be successfully performed singly or together as a suite.

The pieces are enjoyable and accessible making a useful addition to the popular transcription repertoire. Ideal for any concert or audience to demonstrate the qualities of the solo double bass.

Romance is set for Grade 8 (ABRSM/Trinity-Guildhall).

Humoresque has been set for the Advanced Certificate (Trinity-Guildhall).

Only available in orchestral tuning.


  • 1. Romance
  • 2. Humoresque

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Cat No. RM201
Supplier Code RM201
Price £8.50
ComposerCarl Nielsen
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level7 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-201-9
EAN-13 9790570452019
Weight 95 grams
Published 30th July 2012
Availability 4 in stock
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