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Suite for Bass Viols

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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.

David Funck (1648-c.1699) was born in Bohemia, spent some time in Italy before returning to Germany, and was an accomplished writer, theorist, and composer.' Stricturæ Viola-di Gambicæ' is a collection of dance suites for four viols. The forty-three pieces are simple and straightforward dances and are low enough that the suites can be performed entirely on bass viols.

The movements transcribe well for double bass quartet with a lack of dynamics allowing performers to create unique performances with vibrato used sparingly, if at all, to create organ-like textures. 'Suite for Bass Viols' includes fourteen short pieces and players can perform the suite complete or a smaller number of movements at their discretion. The edition includes a few bowing suggestions but the performers are able to choose their own to match the melodic lines.


  • 1. Intrad
  • 2. Allemand
  • 3. Courant
  • 4. Saraband
  • 5. Air
  • 6. Courant
  • 7. Ballo
  • 8. Courant
  • 9. Ballett
  • 10. Sarabande
  • 11. Lamento
  • 12. Saraband
  • 13. Air
  • 14. Saraband

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Cat No. RM976
Supplier Code RM976
Price £10.00
ComposerDavid Funck
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass Quartet
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level6 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-976-6
EAN-13 9790570459766
Weight 132 grams
Published 5th December 2017
Availability 3 in stock
See also...
RM235  Six Italian Dances
RM971  Hungarian Dance No.5