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This page lists IMSLP entries which feature the Double bass.
Quick links: Dragonetti, Koussevitzky, Bottesini, Dittersdorf
See also: For double bass, strings
These works are written for a historical tuning in thirds and fourths.
With other soloists
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- 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- D. J. Kneissel: One concerto (unpublished)
- B. R. Roslaub: One concerto (unpublished)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 ensembles of double basses
For example: the string quintet, the string sextet (with two violas or two cellos) and the string octet.
"Violone" in this period invariably refers to a contrabass instrument; "Basso" is ambiguous and may refer to a group of instruments
Strings and Piano
For example: the piano quintet (one each), the piano sextet (with two violins) or, rarely, with two violas
See: The Silvertrust guide to piano quintets and sextets
Strings and Winds
Due to wildly varying instrumentations, this section aims to be complete.
- Mozart: Serenade in B-flat major, K.361/370a "Gran Partita"
- Rosetti: Partita in F major, M.B18
- Schubert: Octet in F major, D.803
- Dvořák: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op.44
- Nielsen: Serenata in vano, CNW 69
- Blanc: Septuor, Op.40
- Varèse: Octandre
- Prokofiev: Quintet, Op.39
- Hindemith: Octet
- Onslow: Nonet, Op.77
- Spohr: Nonet, Op.31
- Martinů: Nonet No.2, H.374
- Hauff: Nonet
- Naumann: Serenate, Op.10
- Rheinberger: Nonet, Op.139
- Schulhoff: Concertino (for flute, viola and double bass)
- Viennese classical works with a "Violone" part
- Michael Haydn
- Divertimento in D major, MH 173 (for horn, viola and violone)
- Divertimento in C major, MH 179 (for oboe or flute, viola and violone)
- Divertimento in G major, MH 518 (for oboe, bassoon, 2 horns, violin, viola and violone)
- Quartet for English horn, Violin, Cello and Bass, MH 600
- Joseph Haydn
- Divertimento in G major, Hob.II:1
The violone, which has a solo, is misread as "violino" in some editions
- Divertimento in F major, Hob.II:20 (with "violone concertante")
- Paritita in E-flat major, MH 35 (for 2 horns, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola and violone)
- Other divertimenti with large scorings
- Viennese classical works with a lower part named "Basso"
Orchestral works with double bass solos
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Combined Cello and Double Bass parts
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Individual Double Bass parts
Andersen, Carl Joachim
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Strauss Jr., Johann