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Concerto in A minor (Solo Tuning)

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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.

G.F. Handel's Concerto in G minor, originally for oboe, was first transcribed for double bass by Frantisek Simandl (1840-1912) in the late 19th-century and transposed into A minor for solo tuning.

This new arangement by David Heyes, incorporating some of the Simandl edition, restores some of the missing bars from the earlier edition and returns to the original version to create a work of rhythmic energy and character for the 21st-century. The four contrasting movements offer effective musical and technical challenges for the good intermediate bassist (Grade 8+) and would make a suitable recital or study work for any player working in thumb position.

Handel's Concerto in A minor would fit easily into any concert, is suitable for any audience, and demonstrates the many sonorous and technical solo possibilities of the double bass.

This edition is for solo tuning and other editions in orchestral tuning or with string orchestra accompaniment are also available.


  • Allegro
  • Allegro
  • Grave
  • Sarabane - Largo

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Cat No. RM601
Supplier Code RM601
Price £10.50
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-601-7
EAN-13 9790570456017
Weight 99 grams
Published 21st June 2013
Availability 7 in stock
See also...
RM169  Gamba Sonata in C major
RM171  Concerto in G minor (Orchestral Tuning)