Double Bass Concerto No.1 in E-flat major (Hoffmeister, Franz Anton)

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Publisher. Info. Tom Smekens, 2019.
Misc. Notes A free resource for editions and arrangements, given that the manuscript source is inaccessible to the public.
Based on the Henle/Breitkopf urtext edition (preview) but with all editorial changes undone.
Errata (introduced by this typeset): the orchestra bass part is an octave too high in Mvt.1 Bar 49 and in Mvt.2 Bar 35.
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General Information

Work Title Double Bass Concerto No.1 in E-flat major
Alternative. Title
Composer Hoffmeister, Franz Anton
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFH 81
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1785 ca.
First Publication. 1966 - Friedrich Hofmeister
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation double bass, orchestra
Primary Sources Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna (A-Wgm): Sign. IX 6394c
External Links A History of the Double Bass in 100 Pieces

Misc. Comments

The only primary source is a collection of parts in the possession of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. It contains parts for timpani and trumpet that seem to have been arranged afterwards, as well as a clarinet arrangement of the solo violin in the second movement. The original key is E-flat major, with the solo double bass notated in D major and tuned a semitone higher than usual. It was likely composed for either Johann Matthias Sperger, Josef Kämpfer (1735-1797) or Friedrich Pischelberger (1741-1813).

The numbering "No.1" is not authentic and derives from its being published in the 20th century as the first of the three. This first edition from Friedrich Hofmeister, edited by Konrad Siebach, is famously bad.