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Hungarian Dance No.5

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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.

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) composed 21 Hungarian Dances for piano (four hands), published in two sets in 1869 and 1880, some of which he later arranged for orchestra. They make use of the popular gypsy (Roma) musical styles which influenced many 19th-century composers and the dances are mainly fast and energetic. Hungarian Dance, originally in F sharp minor but transposed into G minor for orchestra, is probably the most famous of the set and was quickly arranged for many instrumental ensembles including violin or cello and piano, string orchestra, brass quintet, recorder quartet, wind band and even 15 saxophones, percussion and piano.

This new arrangement for double bass quartet was created by David Heyes for his advanced students at Wells Cathedral in Somerset. Transposed into G minor, the music suits the bass quartet medium well with effective musical and technical challenges for each player. Basses 1 and 2 share most of the melodic material and this is a fun piece which would be ideal as an encore or the final work in a recital.

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Cat No. RM971
Supplier Code RM971
Price £10.00
ComposerJohannes Brahms
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass Quartet
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level7 - 8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-971-1
EAN-13 9790570459711
Weight 132 grams
Published 24th November 2017
Availability 7 in stock
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