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Bass Tunes is a collection of 17 solos for young double bassists with accompaniments for bass teachers or advanced students. The Tunes can be also used for duets in performance. Additionally, a booklet of optional piano accompaniments for seven of the Tunes in included. Editor's note: "It was with pleasure that I learned that Paul Ramsier, one of the most prolific composers of music for the double bass, had turned his attention to that great desert tract of bass repertoire: music for the young player. Since the conception of each Tune was delimited by a specific fingering idea, I have indicated fingerings to show the student where a piece is meant to lie."
Four critically acclaimed works for double bass are performed in the Sarasota Orchestra's Holley Hall by a virtuoso bassist with the composer at the piano. These bass standards are Three Lyric Pieces (in three movements); Silent Movie (seven short movements); The Low-Note Blues, and the major work Divertimento Concertante on a Theme of Couperin (seven movements). A musical postscript is added: an optional way to perform Valse Cinematic from the Divertimento. These compositions are played on orchestra-tuned bass.
, (Available fall, 2002)
John Miller, doublebass. Paul Ramsier, piano.
, (Available winter 2002-03)
Dan Styffe, double bassist and Gonzalo Moreno, pianist
(Vocal Score/Piano) M051952700
(Opera w/orchestra, on Rental**)
(VC w/string orch or quintet and Piano, on Rental**)
JS Bach Preludes and Gallantries (VC/Piano) VC part M051372102 Piano part M051360192
Six early Scriabin Pieces (VC/Piano) VC part M051372096 Piano part M051360l78
(VC w/orch, on Rental**)
DB/Piano, solo tuning M051360147
(DB w/string orch or quintet and piano, on Rental**)
Pieces for Friends, Vol.I DB/Piano, solo/orch tunings M051360215
Pieces for Friends, Vol.2 DB/Piano, solo/orch tunings M0 51360222
Road to Hamelin (DB/Narrator/Piano, solo tuning M051360024
Silent Movie DB/Piano, solo/orch tunings M01360161
The Low-Note Blue DB/Narrator/Piano, solo/orch tunings
DB/Piano, solo tuning
DB part: M051360208, Piano part: M051360192
Six early Scriabin Pieces (DB/Piano, solo tuning)
(DB with orchestra, on Rental**)
DB with optional DB accompaniments
Bass Tunes (Seven Bass Tunes with piano accompaniment)
Lullaby for Bass Quartet
Three Lyric Pieces (Pavane, Lullaby, Habanera)
Note: Specify solo or orchestral tuning for rental materials
(Zoo of Dreams I) DB solo, unaccompanied (In preparation)
(VA w/orch, on Rental**)
JS Bach Preludes and Gallantries VA/Piano
Six Early Scriabin Pieces VA/Piano
(CL w/orch, on Rental**)
(Zoo of Dreams II)
OUT OF PRINT
SATB (Translated by Burton Raffel)
New York Graphic Society/Boosey & Hawkes
(In Hard Covers)
Dr. Ramsier can be contacted via E-mail.
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