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Double Bass Wishlist

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List of Compositions Featuring the Double Bass

Edition Silvertrust: Chamber Music with 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

Romantic chamber music in its cultural contexts


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

Thematic Catalogues

Non-PD selections


String Orchestra

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]
  • Vilmos Montag: Double Bass Sonata
  • Alfred Desenclos: Aria & Rondo
  • Alexander Verster: Allegro (YouTube)


  • 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
  • Nicholas Walker: Chorale
  • Pēteris Vasks: Bass Trip


  • 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; obsolete
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
2017-10-10 George Onslow String Quintet No.10, Op.32 Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1832] 1.27 PlaceArt on MusicaNeo
2018-05-03 Gustav Láska 5 Stücke, Op.28 Constantin Wilde, 1892 0.00 Boston Public Library Digitized at my request
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
2018-03-29 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17828 Manuscript 22.50 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-04-12 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17825 Manuscript 22.73 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-04-19 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17823 Manuscript 22.62 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-05-23 Domenico Dragonetti Add MS 17727-30 Manuscript 89.94 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-04-28 Cimador/Capuzzi Add MS 17834 Manuscript 22.33 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-05-15 Vincent Novello Rosalba RPS MS 146 53.65 British Library Scan
2018-05-08 Serge Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto, Op.3 Rob. Forberg (1994), full score 41.48 Boosey & Hawkes Can't upload until 2019
2018-06-05 Georg Philipp Telemann Grillen-Symphonie, TWV 50:1 D-B Mus. ms. autogr. G. Ph. Telemann 3 42.00 Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
2018-06-07 Vincent Novello Rosalba A. Novello vocal score 26.44 British Library Scan
2018-06-21 Vaclav Pichl Double Bass Concerto No.1 Manuscript parts 22.20 LBMV
2018-07-02 Vaclav Pichl Double Bass Concerto No.2 Manuscript parts 31.50 LBMV
2018-06-27 Max Bruch String Octet Autograph score 123.20 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Standard digital image
2018-07-10 Józef Nowakowski Piano Quintet, Op.17 Kistner edition 58.00 Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Digitisation
2018-07-16 Joseph Eybler String Quintet, Op.6 No.1 Traeg edition 30.80 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Study scans
2018-07-30 Domenico Dragonetti Mozart's Grand Waltz and 2 Pollaccas Corri edition 14.30 British Library Scan
2018-08-01 Anton Zimmermann Double Bass Concerto Manuscript parts and score 42.00 LBMV
2018-08-13 Anton Reicha Octet in E-flat major, Op.96 1817 edition 56.02 British Library orm
2018-08-20 Kirsten Partie a Tre Mus.422 6.30 LBMV Normal scan
2018-08-23 Joseph Eybler String Quintet, Op.6 No.2 Traeg edition 38.50 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Study scans
2018-09-10 Joseph Eybler String Quintet, Op.6 No.1 False No.3 copy 31.35 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Study scans
2018-09-13 Ferdinand Ries Piano Quintet, Op.74 Clementi edition 22.72 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-09-24 Joseph Eybler Viola d'Amore Quintet No.2 F72.Kontrabaßarchiv.N.113 MUS MAG 68.50 ONB Paper copies
2018-09-25 Conradin Kreutzer Septet, Op.62 Pennauer edition 62.00 Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
2018-10-05 Joseph Eybler Viola d'Amore Quintet No.1 (and No.2) Add MS 31005 A, B 46.04 British Library Microfilm scan
2018-10-22 Joseph Eybler Viola d'Amore Quintet No.1 F72.Kontrabaßarchiv.N.114 MUS MAG 66.50 ONB Paper copies
2018-10-26 Johann Matthias Sperger Divertimento in D major, M.C II:21 Mus.5188/3 23.70 LBMV Normal scan
2018-11-08 Hans Rott Dachs-Studie Mus.Hs.28368 MUS MAG 53.35 ONB Study scans
Johann Matthias Sperger Divertimento in D major, M.C II:21 Mus.5188/3
2018-11-14 Erzherzog Rudolph Septet in E minor Mus.Hs.19973 48.95 ONB
2018-11-26 Ralph Vaughan Williams Piano Quintet in C minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams Add MS 57277 22.87 British Library Microfilm scan
Johann Matthias Sperger Concert arias Mus.5129a-d
Franz Paul Lachner Nonet in F major 5798 382.60

Chinese Watchlist

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

Archive of scores

  • 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
    • Trumpets, bar 13: wrong notes (done)
    • Violin 2, bar 158 and 162: should be passing F instead of E (done)
    • The timpanist does not know that he must transpose from D (done)
    • Solo part, Andantino before the first cadenza; old-style beamings in score but not part (done)
    • Score: fix bad page turn right before repeat in Maestoso section (done)
    • Solo part: fix bad page turn two measures before MMM in Vivace (done)
    • Solo part, poor spacing in last two lines (done)
    • Man up and check articulations, dynamics, tutti/solo in parts (not man enough)
    • Mid-measure repeat bars do not span across staves (done)
    • Check accent instead of forte in timpani part in maestoso (done)
    • Add voice 2 rests under cued notes
    • Try to keep copyright notice on the first page only (done)
    • Don't forget to reapply the tuning graphic
    • Don't forget to regenerate the MusicXML file

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 (YouTube)
    • 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) (YouTube)
  • Singelconcert 2018
    • Archie Fisher: The Witch of the Westmerlands (arr. Koen Maes)
    • Spanish Capriccio, Op.34, by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Christiaan Janssen)
    • Ramon Garcia i Soler: Farnese Bridge
    • Pere Sanz: The Spanish Dream
    • Johan de Meij: Symphony No.1 "The Lord of the Rings"
    • John Williams: March of the Resistance from Star Wars Episode VII (arr. Paul Lavender)
  • Annual Mass (June 2018)
    • Norbert Goddaer
      • Choral 1 "November"
      • Choral 5 "Hymn"
    • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Alfred Reed)
    • Nico Schoeters: Waltz for Lisa
    • U, Heer, zij lof gebracht (arr. Jan Hadermann)
    • Tantum Ergo / Ten Velde (arr. Dirk de Caluwé)
    • Derek Bourgeois: Serenade
  • KlankKleur 31
    • Jan van der Roost: Glorioso
    • Jan de Haan: Banja Luka
    • Dirk Brossé: The Last Friend of Napoleon
    • Leonard Bernstein: Ouverture to "Candide" (arr. Walter Beeler)
    • Friedrich Gulda: Cello Concerto (arr. Kristof Aerts, Dries Lauryssen, Koen Maes), feat. Justus Grimm
    • Star Wars (selections arr. Johan de Meij, Donald Hunsberger, Paul Lavender, Nico Schoeters)
    • The Beatles medley (arr. John Higgins)

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

Incidental wind band

  • Sacramental day in Mortsel, 2018
    • Willem Ceuleers: Te Deum No.2, Op.897

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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