(String Solo). This collection contains 12 selections (from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach , French Suites Nos. 2 & 4 , and Six Little Preludes ), transcribed by Frederick Zimmermann for double bass with piano accompaniment. Features a separate pull-out section for the double bass parts.
Bach for the Young Bass Player, for Double Bass and Piano, Transcribed by Frederick Zimmerman. 12 Pieces from the notebook of Anna Magdelena Bach, French Suite No. 2 and 4, and from Six Little Preludes. Bass part 12 pages; Piano part 23 pages. Level 2-3+.
This collection features a selection of classical pieces by the world's most renowned composers: George Frideric Handel, Johannes Pachelbel, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Edgar Grieg and Edward Elgar. For the beginnner Double Bass player. All pieces in first position, including left hand fingerings. Includes: 1812 Overture A Little Night Music The Blue Danube Bridal Chorus Canon La Donna e Mobile Dance of the Flowers Fur Elise Greensleeves In the Hall of the Mountain King Land of Hope and Glory Lullaby Ode to Joy Spring - Four Seasons Water Music
Gary Karr: Life on the G String chronicles the extraordinary international career of a double-bass soloist. Launched in 1962 by Leonard Bernstein, in a Young People's Concert at Carnegie Hall viewed on television by seven million people, Karr quickly gained legendary status for his virtuosity and inimitable lyricism, his infectious sense of humour, and the pioneering spirit that led him to found, in 1967, the International Society of Bassists, and he continues to perform and record at age seventy-five. In this account of Karr's professional and personal development, his own words punctuate the narrative and engage the reader in a lively, revealing conversation. Emotional, surprising, and entertaining, his story will appeal not only to his many fans and fellow-bassists, but to all musicians, music-lovers, and biography enthusiasts.
Published in its first edition in 1983, Boyds treatment of this canonical composer is essential reading for students, scholars, and everyone interested in Baroque music. In this third edition, biographical chapters alternate with commentary on the works, to demonstrate how the circumstances of Bachs life helped to shape the music he wrote at various periods. We follow Bach as he travels from Arnstadt and Muhlhausen to Weimar, Cothen, and finally Leipzig, these journeys alternating with insightful discussions of the great composers organ and orchestral compositions. As well as presenting a rounded picture of Bach, his music, and his posthumous reputation and influence, Malcolm Boyd considers the sometimes controversial topics of parody and arrangement, number symbolism, and the style and meaning of Bachs late works. Recent theories on the constitution of Bachs performing forces at Leipzig are also present. The text and the appendixes (which include a chronology, personalia, bibliography, and a complete catalogue of Bachs works) were thoroughly revised in this edition to take account of more recent research undertaken by Bach scholars, including the gold mine of new information uncovered in the former USSR.
Original piano pieces from the masters. Titles (in approximate order of difficulty): * Funny Dialogue * Polka * Lullaby * Morning Song * The Shepherd's Tune * Village Dance * Bagatelle * Happy Moments * A Bit of Sadness * Country Dance * Walking Piece * Nannerl's Minuet (from L. Mozart's "Notebook for Nanner!") * Bourrée * Rustic Dance (Schwaebisch) * Dance Song (from J. S. Bach's "Notebook for Anna Magdalena") * Russian Folk Tune * German Dance * Soldiers' March * Écossaise * Arietta * Air * Passepied * Chorale (from J. S. Bach's "Notebook for Anna Magdalena") * Rondino * Minuet (from J. S. Bach's "Notebook for Anna Magdalena") * Allegro
Bach, like Shakespeare, is known largely by his works, exceptional in quantity as well as quality, and only a few original documents convey any idea of his life and character. Peter Williams's thoroughly new look at Bach's biography asks many questions about the so-called evidence. What was he like as a young man, as a father, as an ageing church servant? What were his preoccupations? What music did he know and how did he compose and perform such an amazing amount of music? Was he a disappointed man? Reading the available documentation critically, especially from the viewpoint of a performer, and going back to the first substantial 'biography' of Bach, namely his Obituary, Williams suggests new interpretations of the composer's life and his work. In addition, he asks if our understanding of Bach has been hindered by the unremitting deference displayed towards him since his death.
J. S. Bach composed some of the best-loved and most moving music in Western culture. Surviving mostly in manuscript collections, his music also exists in special and unique publications that reveal much about his life and thoughts as a composer. In this book, Peter Williams, author of the acclaimed J. S. Bach: A Life in Music, revisits Bach's biography through the lens of his music. Reviewing all of Bach's music chronologically, Williams discusses the music collection by collection to reveal the development of Bach's interests and priorities. While a great deal has been written about the composer's vocal works, Williams gives the keyboard music its proper emphasis, revealing it as crucial to Bach's biography, as a young organist and a mature composer, as a performer in public and teacher in private, and as a profound thinker in the language of music.