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The Mini-Bass Symphony

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Teppo Hauta-aho's Mini-Bass Symphony is for massed double bass ensemble with 10 separate parts. It is aimed at the good beginner ensemble, with some low thumb position passages for Bass 1, but all the others remain in bass clef using a limited number of notes, positions and challenges enabling a wide range of standards to take part in the piece. Anyone who knows the atmospheric and idiomatic music of Teppo Hauta-aho will enjoy the simple challenges of this piece which creates magical tapestries of sound.

The Mini-Bass Symphony can be played with 10 basses or massed basses, and each of the four short movements offer interesting and accessible music for young bassists - aged 8 to 80! A range of playing techniques are used to create a tapestry of musical landscapes and textures and the use of simple harmonics in the lower positions adds to the clarity of the piece. It has been performed in Britain and America many times and has been a favourite at Bass-Fest whenever it has been performed.

This edition includes a score and 10 individual parts. Recital Music is happy to allow the purchaser to make multiple copies of the parts for their own use only. The printed score is not part of this agreement and extra copies can be purchased from the publisher.


  • Adagio
  • Allegro moderato
  • Allegro moderato
  • Andante

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Cat No. RM380
Supplier Code RM380
Price £35.00
ComposerTeppo Hauta-aho
CategoryDouble Bass Ensemble
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level3 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-380-1
EAN-13 9790570453801
Weight 348 grams
Published 9th July 2010
Availability 3 in stock
See also...
RM073  Mini-Bass Quartet No.3 (DOUBLE BASS QUARTET)
RM095  Arietta for 12 double basses
RM196  Quartettino Basso 5/4 (DOUBLE BASS QUARTET)