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Giovanni Bottesini


Instrument line-up: String Quintet
Edition: Sheet Music
Composer: Giovanni Bottesini
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Arranger: David Heyes
Publisher: Recital Music
Order no.: SPARTAN-RM767
ISMN: 9790570457670
Language: english
Weight: 160 g


Bottesini's Elegia for double bass and piano, or double bass and string orchestra, is one of the mos popular and performed works in the solo repertoire today. This new edition, created in 2015 by David Heyes, is scored for double bass quintet - solo double bass (solo tuning) and double bass quartet (orchestral tuning). The accompaniment has been expertly distributed between the double bass quartet and this edition creates both musical and technical challenges in equal measure, alongside both ensemble and performance opportunities for the enterprising or adventurous intermediate double bass quartet. The work also exists in an edition which only uses one tuning. 'How he bewildered us by playing all sorts of melodies in flute like harmonics, as though he had a hundred nightingales caged in his double bass... I never wearied of his consummate grace and finish, his fatal precision, his heavenly tone, his fine taste. One sometimes yearned for a touch of human imperfection, but he was like a dead shot

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