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Sonata in A minor Op.38, No.1

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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.

This edition is for SOLO TUNING - see RM728 for ORCHESTRAL TUNING.

Although more influential as a cellist than as a composer, Bernhard Romberg's (1767-1841) music is full of charm and elegance and successfully combined the style of the late 18th-century with the stirrings of early romanticism. Originally for solo cello, accompanied by viola and cello, this transcription for cello and piano by F. Gustav Jansen and newly transcribed for double bass by David Heyes, transposes it a minor 3rd higher than the original, putting into a more soloistic register for the double bass.

The three movement sonata is ideal for the good intermediate bassist who is looking for something a little more substantial for study or performance. There are musical and technical challenges for the intermediate performer and the opportunity to perform a sonata from the early 19th-century which transcribes well for the instrument.


  • Allegro non troppo
  • Andante grazioso
  • Rondo

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Cat No. RM729
Supplier Code RM729
Price £12.50
ComposerBernhard Romberg
ReductionF. Gustav Jensen
TranscribedDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level7 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-729-8
EAN-13 9790570457298
Weight 130 grams
Published 1st August 2014
Availability 5 in stock
See also...
RM346  Concerto in C major
RM686  Elegie Op.24
RM728  Sonata in G minor Op.38, No.1
RMS102  Trio Op.38, No.1 (STRING TRIO)