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Czech Polka Op.13

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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.

Dating from 1846, this lively and energetic polka by Johnann Strauss II (1825-99) - the most successful and prolific of the Strauss dynasty and nicknamed 'the Waltz-King' - transcribes well for double bass octet and is also playable by larger forces. Basses 1-4 play primarily in treble clef/thumb position and bases 5-8 have more of an accompaniment role but still with melodic interest in the lower registers.

Czech Polka is a lively and fun work and would suitable for an advanced youth orchestra bass section, or conservatoire bass department, and would be an ideal encore or final work in a recital. There are challenges for each player and percussion could be added for even greater effect. Enjoy!

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Cat No. RM606
Supplier Code RM606
Price £14.50
ComposerJohann Strauss II
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass Octet
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level5 - 8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-606-2
EAN-13 9790570456062
Weight 152 grams
Published 18th June 2013
Availability 4 in stock
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