One of the pieces I played for my recent recital on Gary Karr’s old bass was the Eccles Sonata. As I was preparing it I did a Google search to find a piano part in. Sonata in G minor by Henry Eccles (). Edited by Fred Zimmermann. For string bass & piano. Published by International Music Company. Eccles Henry Sonata in g minor – Double Bass and Piano – edited by Fred Zimmermann – International on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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R63 Fesch Sonate Op. Contents 1 Performances 1. I feel that this doubls attitude and editorial stance should not be nurtured – especially in a journal dedicated to the edification and nobility of the magnificent instrument so many have dedicated their lives to.

Comments Thanks a ton for this. Feel free to download this and use it. His blog and podcast are highly regarded in the music world and have been featured as top offerings in the world of arts and culture for the past decade. Work Title Sonata in G minor Alt ernative.

Performer Pages Serge Koussevitzky double bass. I will be playing this version in Las Vegas in January. Profile Pictures 26 photos. Other published editions are based on the IMC edition, which in turn was an exact copy of the Alfred Moffat version for cello and piano, first published in in Berlin by N.

Let me know if there are any problems or errors with it. It is amazing that one work can keep a composer’s name alive, several centuries after his death, and how new generations of young bassists, cellists and violists are drawn to a work which was more than likely written by more than one composer.


At this time copyright was unknown and it would have been very easy for composers to use the music of others without ever been discovered. Henry Eccles died in Paris in Alongside Bottesini’s Elegia, the Eccles Sonata is probably one of the most recorded works in our repertoire and exists in a number of published editions. If you click that, it takes you to the file.

Premier livre de sonates a violon seul et la basse, No. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Good to know, and thanks for getting in touch! As this skill gradually died out there was a need to realise the accompaniment and make it playable for the 19th and 20th-century pianists, which in turn led to many ‘romantic’ accounts of the accompaniment.

Arranger Joseph Salmoncontinuo realization. International Music Company The bass community needs a solo tuning version of this piece!

If you want to get the Cello part please contact arranger. The doubls part works with all the Crowell editions. David Heyes 10 June Conceiving himself neglected in England, he went to Paris, where he was admitted a member of the French king’s band. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Were it not for his eponymous Sonata in G minor, the name of Henry Eccles would have long ago been consigned to the history books.

1) Henry Eccles – Sonata in G minor for double bass & piano

First Publication in Premier livre de sonates a violon seul et la basse No. All of the ornaments are printed out in the Double Bass part. Chez Foucaut, Gregoire, l’Auteur, Of the Ecccles edition, Groniger writes ” Cover Photos 22 photos. Snoata of this page. The xouble Sonata’ has been linked to the double bass for almost 90 years beginning with Serge Koussevitsky’s recording of the first movement in andand the IMC edition, edited by Frederick Zimmermannand first published in I’ve heard this arrangement with string bass and piano enough to be convinced that it is a cluttered and not wholly successful accompaniment.


I was searching to buy it and ran across your blog. Creative Commons Attribution 3.

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Although popular with many bassists, and rightly so, its familiarity sometimes works against it and yet the piece is still performed by almost every progressing bassist and can be viewed a rite of passage. Maybe because it’s good music.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Originally for violin and basso continuo, and first published in Paris inthe printed edition was dedicated ‘A Monsieur Le Chevalier Gage, Gentilhomme Anglois’ and the figured bass part leaves the accompaniment to the player as was customary at the time. Why it’s attraction to bassists?

Modern research and the internet have changed everything for ever Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. Current thinking is that ‘less is more’ and Tony Osborne’s accompaniment is clear, fresh, concise and idiomatic, providing a supportive accompaniment to allow the double bass part to dominate. Is there any way of me getting it off of you?

The two slow movements are lyrical and sonorous, displaying the cantabile qualities of the double bass, and the fast ones are lively and rhythmic displaying a more technical command of the instrument.

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