List of Compositions Featuring the Double Bass

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This page lists IMSLP entries which feature the Double bass.


Double Bass Solo

Methods and Studies

Other Works

Double Bass and Piano

Concertos for Double Bass and Orchestra

Quick links: Dragonetti, Koussevitzky, Bottesini, Dittersdorf

See also: For double bass, strings


Viennese Concertos

These works are written for a historical tuning in thirds and fourths.

With other soloists
Not yet available
  • Sperger: Eighteen concertos
  • Hoffmeister: Two more concertos
  • Pichl: Two concertos
  • Zimmermann: One concerto
  • D. J. Kneissel: One concerto (unpublished)
  • B. R. Roslaub: One concerto (unpublished)
  • Haydn: One concerto, Hob.VIIc:1 (lost)
    • Only the first two bars of the solo remain, from the 1765 catalogue:




Chamber music featuring the Double Bass


For cello and double bass

For viola and double bass

For violin and double bass


String ensembles

See the classical divertimentos and serenades, the string quintet and the string octet.

Strings and Piano

See: works for the "trout" ensemble or the piano sextet

Wind ensembles

With piano

Strings and Winds



Orchestral parts

Orchestral works with double bass solos

Continuo parts

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

Vivaldi, Antonio

Combined Cello and Double Bass parts

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Dvořák, Antonín

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Franck, César

d'Indy, Vincent

Mendelssohn, Felix

Schumann, Robert

Individual Double Bass parts

Andersen, Carl Joachim

Bizet, Georges

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Liszt, Franz

Mendelssohn, Felix

Strauss Jr., Johann

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr

Parks, Young