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Double Bass Wishlist

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List of Compositions Featuring the Double Bass

Catalog of concertos:

Philip H. Albright, 1969. Original solo concertos for the double bass. Eastman school of music of the University of Rochester (PhD diss.)

Nestor Zayas, 2010. A Selection of the Most Significant Concertos for Double Bass Written since 1970: Reviews and Performance Approaches. Florida State University (PhD diss.)


Other Solo

Romantic Chamber Music

  • Anton Reicha: Octet in E-flat major, Op.96 (1807)
  • Józef Władysław Krogulski (1815-1842; not the other guy already on IMSLP): Octet in D Minor, Op. 6 (1832) for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, Cello & Double Bass
  • Louise Farrenc: Nonet, Op.38 (1849)
  • Franz Paul Lachner: Nonet in F major
  • August Walter: Octet, Op.7
  • Adolphe Blanc
    • String Quintet No.7, Op.50
    • Septuor in E flat major, Op.54; S. Richault: 1876 (Plate 14042 R.)


Dragonetti Publications

Incipit of Dragonetti's "Grande Concerto in D" as published by Doblinger (WorldCat), via Michal Bylina:

\relative c'
\key c \major
\time 4/4
\clef bass
\tempo "Allegro Giusto"
g2( _\markup{\dynamic f} fis4 f) |
e2 r4 e8.( g16) |
f2( e4) es8.( d16) |
d2 r4 b8.( c16)

Incipit of Dragonetti's "Concerto No. 5" as published by Doblinger (WorldCat), via Vito Liuzzi:

\relative c''
\key g \major
\time 4/4
\clef bass
\tempo "Allegro moderato"
r2 r8^"Cadenz" \clef treble g8 _\markup{\dynamic mf} g g |
b8( g) g g e( g) g g |
\clef bass cis,8( e) e e b( cis) cis cis |
cis( b) b( g) g( e) e( cis)

See also: Concerto No. 1 by Doblinger (WorldCat)

Martignon Numbers

Edition Potential

Non-PD selections


  • Nino Rota: Divertimento Concertante
  • Eduard Tubin: Concerto
  • Hans Werner Henze: Concerto
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara: Concerto "Angel of Dusk"
  • Gavin Bryars: Concerto "Farewell to St. Petersburg", with male choir
  • Rolf Martinsson: Concerto
  • Tan Dun: Concerto "The Wolf"
  • Carlo Menotti: Concerto
  • John Harbison: Concerto for Bass Viol
  • Andrés Martín: Concerto
  • Lalo Schifrin: Concerto
  • Jean Françaix: Concerto
  • Virgilio Mortari
    • Concerto per Franco Petracchi
    • Rapsodia Elegiaca
  • Terry Mizesko: Concerto
  • Alexander Tchaikovsky: Concerto

String Orchestra

  • Lars-Erik Larsson: Concertino
  • Thomas Goss: Concerto
  • Gordon Jacob: A Little Concerto
  • Virgilio Mortari: Elegia e Capriccio (from Duettini Concertati for violin & bass)
  • Peter Paul Koprowski: Concerto for double bass, strings and percussion
  • Alan Ridout: Concerto

Wind Ensemble

  • Burnet Tuthill: Concerto
  • Paul Chihara: Dances & Reveries
  • Calliope Tsoupakis: Kentavros (with wind ensemble and piano)
  • Clark McAlister: Diferencias sobre Cervantes (for double bass, english horn and chamber winds)
  • Dana Wilson: Concerto

Concert Band

  • Andrew Seager Cole: Concerto "Naya Jeevan"
  • Charles Rochester Young: Southern Concerto


Zhang Baoyuan [張寶源] (b.1934): Grassland Song [草原之歌]


  • Emil Tabakov: Motivy
  • Philip Glass: Partita "The not-doings of an insomniac"
  • Hans Fryba: Suite im Alten Stil
  • Vagn Holmboe: Solo Sonata, Op.82 (1962)
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Solo Sonata, Op.108
  • Virgilio Mortari: Foli d'Album


  • Astor Piazzolla
    • Contrabajeando
    • Contrabajissimo
    • Kicho
  • Virgilio Mortari: Duettini Concertati (violin& double bass)
  • Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes for Orchestra (Variacion No.XI)


Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Composer Work Edition Price (€) Seller Notes
2017-07-07 Édouard Nanny Double Bass Concerto in A major A.L. 16930 20.75 Crescendo Music later reprint
2017-07-20 Édouard Nanny Double Bass Concerto in E minor A.L. 19736 10.09 Crescendo Music later reprint
2017-09-05 Auguste Chapuis Choral A.L. 16797 66.60 Lewthwaite original print
2017-09-10 Georg Philipp Telemann Grillen-Symphonie, TWV 50:1 Holograph Manuscript (pages 1-4) 65.00 Carus Verlag Four-page facsimile included in Carus (2000) edition
2017-10-02 Karl Kohaut Double Bass Concerto in D major A-Wn Mus.Hs.37324 Mus 28.05 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Study scan quality.
2017-11-03 Hisato Ōzawa Monologue, Op.22 C.F. Peters (1964) 22.95 Possibly rebound by seller
2017-12-15 Adolf Lotter Darby and Joan Melodeon (1939) 23.63 British Library Scan
2017-08-21 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17726 Manuscript 21.14 British Library Microfilm scan
2017-09-13 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17826 Manuscript 21.88 British Library Microfilm scan
2017-10-03 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17832 Manuscript 22.27 British Library Microfilm scan
2017-10-18 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17829 Manuscript 22.08 British Library Microfilm scan
2017-10-31 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17822 Manuscript 22.41 British Library Microfilm scan
2017-11-27 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17830 Manuscript 22.01 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-01-05 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17833 Manuscript 22.17 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-01-18 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17831 Manuscript 22.33 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-02-02 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17827 Manuscript 22.45 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-02-13 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17824 Manuscript 22.19 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-03-15 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17821 Manuscript 22.27 British Library Microfilm scan
2017-10-20 Joseph Haydn Hob.II:c5 (not PD) Doblinger (2000) 40.70 Crescendo Music
2017-10-24 Joseph Lauber 4 Morceaux d'Église (not PD) Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia (2003) 11.25 onlinesheetmusic
2017-10-27 Domenico Dragonetti Quintet No.18 (not PD) John Feeney (2010) 18.58 Musicaneo

Chinese Watchlist

Numbered notation: jianpu [简谱/簡譜], sheet music: yuepu [乐谱/樂譜]

  • Abing: Recorded on magnetic wire by professors Cao Anhe [曹安和] (1905-2004) and Yang Yinliu [杨荫浏] (1899-1984) on 4 september 1950; the recordings were published following his death. They are already public domain in Canada, since the copyright term was lengthened from 50 to 70 only in 2015, which does not apply retroactively (see paragraph 82 of Act 5 of the Economic Action Plan 2015).
  • Er Nie: Public domain, but did not write for chinese instruments (AFAIK)
  • Lou Shuhua [婁樹華] (1907-1952): Guzheng [古箏] player, PD in China/Canada. Author of Fishermen's Boats at Dusk [渔舟唱晚] for guzheng solo.
  • Huang Haihuai [黄海懷] (1935-1967): Erhu [二胡] player, will be PD in China/Canada in 2018. Composer of Horse Racing [赛马], originally with Yangqin accompaniment. The recording with the composer was made in 1963, and also fell into the public domain in Canada in 2014 (just in time!)
  • Liu Raozhang [柳尧章] (1905-1996): Pipa [琵琶] player. Initial author of Chun Jiang Hua Yue Ye [春江花月夜], arranged in 1925 for the Shanghai Datong Club from the existing pipa solo melody Xunyang Ye Yue [浔阳夜月]. There is an undated recording of this version with the Datong Club (early 1930s?)
  • Peng Xiuwen [彭修文] (1931-1996): Conductor and composer, the biggest name. Made orchestral arrangements of Erquan Yingyue, Chung Jiang Hua Yue Ye and many others.
  • Liu Wenjin [刘文金/劉文金] (1937-2013): Author of Fisherman's Triumphant Song [渔舟凯歌] among many others.
  • Liu Xing [刘星/劉星] (b. 1962): Zhongruan [中阮] player, composed some epic solo pieces for the instrument, including the concerto "Reminiscences of Yunnan" [雲南回憶]
  • Wang Changyuan [王昌元] (b. 1945 or 1946): Guzheng player, author of Zhan Tai Feng [战台风]. Is shown playing the piece in the film Bai Hua Zheng Yan (1976).
  • Sun Wenming (1928-1962): blind erhu player, overshadowed by Abing. Composed Liu Bo Qu in 1952.



  • Cello Concerto in D minor, RV 407, by Antonio Vivaldi: solo part, second movement, begins in tenor clef, but the clef change is missing. But it's been too long (updates in the software would make this a new edition), and the error should be obvious to any performer, so not planning to fix
  • De profundis clamavi by Nicolas Champion: A terrible typeset of the terrible printing in Dodecachordon. AFAIK, any errors are from the source material rather than my typeset, and I'm only leaving it up because the extra rythmic complexity from the Dodecachordon version might be worth checking out, but for all other purposes, use Garvin's typeset from Liber Selectarum Cantionum. If I'd known that the motet was featured there, too, I wouldn't have typeset from Dodecachordon.
  • Double Bass Concerto in D major by Karl Kohaut: Amazingly, I wrote the composer's dates one century late.
  • Double Bass Concerto No.6 in D major by Domenico Dragonetti
    • Bar 266, solo part; high note should be high F, not A
    • The pickup measure of the allegretto increments the measure number
    • Oboe 1 part: measure 348, should move beamed-over rest upwards
    • Score: measure 422, horn crescendo colliding with slur
    • Allegro assai: Pizz in the basso has staccato, but not other strings
    • Allegro assai: ending fermata not including in parts, not sure if should fix (esp. solo part)

Pieces Played

Royal Windband Schelle

o.l.v. Dirk de Caluwé

  • Annual Mass (June 2017)
    • Rossano Galante - Lexicon of the Gods (Penthos: The Spirit of Grief)
    • Philip Sparke - Invictus (bars 85-151)
    • John Rutter - There is a Flower (arr. Nynke Van der Heyden)
    • The Ellis Island Lament (arr. Robin Dewhurst)
    • U, Heer, zij lof gebracht (arr. Jan Hadermann)
    • Tantum Ergo / Ten Velde (arr. Dirk de Caluwé)
    • Porgy & Bess Medley (O Lawd, i’m on my way uit; bar 208-end)
  • Provincial Competition (October 2017)
    • James Curnow: Fanfare for Spartacus
    • Klaas Coulembier: Resilience (YouTube)
    • Philip Sparke: Invictus (YouTube)
  • KlankKleur 30
    • Kevin Houben: Lake of the Moon
    • Archie Fisher: The Witch of the Westmerlands (arr. Koen Maes) (YouTube)
    • Klaas Coulembier: Resilience
    • Philip Sparke: Invictus
    • Nico Schoeters: Cosmopolydian
    • Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays: The Awakening (arr. Niclas Rydh)
    • Bert Joris: Connections (Part 1) (YouTube)
    • Eric Whitacre: Ghost Train (2. At the Station)
    • Gordon Goodwin: Hunting Wabbits (arr. Niclas Rydh)
    • Queen: Bicycle Race (arr. Frank F. Uyttebroeck)
    • Danny Elfman & Prince: Batman (arr. Toshihiko Sahashi) (YouTube)
    • John Deacon: Another One Bites the Dust (arr. Ros Horsting)
    • Joe Garland: In The Mood (arr. Pieter Nieva)

Amaj Jong Symfonisch

Royal Windband Wilrijk

o.l.v. Maarten Perpet

  • Dit Is Belgisch (April 2017)
    • Kevin Houben - The Entrance of the Knights
    • Bert Appermont - The Awakening
    • Dirk Brossé - Oscar for Amnesty
    • Raymond Van Het Groenewoud - Raymond to the Top (arr. Filip Sandras)
    • Tom Raes - Aratoria
    • Kevin Houben - Valley of the Pinios
    • Kevin Houben - About Reynaert The Fox
    • Sven Van Calster - Inferno
    • Bart Picqueur - Le Chevalier de Versailles
    • Pieter Leemans - Mars van de Belgische Parachutisten
    • The Radios - Swimming in the Pool

Leuven University Orchestra

o.l.v. Edmond Saveniers

Brussels University Orchestra

o.l.v. Jurgen Wayenberg

Excluding non-PD works; full list here

Antwerp University Orchestra

o.l.v. Joost Weyler

Musica con Gioia

o.l.v. Werner de Bleser

Summer Camps

o.l.v. Hans Cammaert

    • Frédéric Devreese: Tango

Recitals and Examinations

Ensemble Class

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