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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The piano part works with all the Crowell editions. Lasting less than ten minutes in total it doesn’t outstay it’s welcome and is primarily in the orchestral register of the instrument ensuring its popularity with advancing young bassists. The bass community needs a solo tuning version of this piece! Bach – Gamba Sonata No. Arranger Joseph Salmoncontinuo realization. It has long become a staple of our teaching and solo repertoire and the IMC edition is still in print after 65 years!

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sonaa I am putting a link to my version here. 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. English violinist and composer Henry Eccles was born in London in c. 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.

Sections of this page. Other published editions are based on the IMC edition, which in turn was an exact copy of the Alfred Moffat version for cello and hass, first published in in Berlin by N. Authorship Note Attribution of this piece to Eccles is extremely questionable; see below, Comments. Do they have a library-sigil for the British Museum library? I feel that this vituperous 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.


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. As I was preparing it I did a Google search to find a piano part in solo tuning.

Eccles Sonata in Solo Tuning for Double Bass – Jason Heath’s Double Bass Blog

Retrieved from ” http: I am a former student of Gary Karr. Originally for violin and bsas 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 ecles to doublf player as was customary at the time.

Of the IMC edition, Groniger writes ” 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. Why it’s attraction to bassists? Maybe because it’s good music. Is there any way of me getting it off of you? Cover Photos 22 photos. R63 Fesch Sonate Op. Xonata love this sonata but i cannot find the PDF for DoubleBass and Piano, your link is broken, if you upload the sonata i will thank oduble very much.

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. The Sonata in G minor is the 11th of the twelve sonatas and Groves Dictionary states that some of the movements were composed by Basss Valentini and Francesco Antonio Bonporticonfirming that the second movement of this sonata was stolen xonata Bonporti’s fourth ‘Invenzione’ Op. There was an error submitting your subscription.

An active double bass performer and teacher, Jason is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists. Doubld Heath is the host of Contrabass Conversations, a podcast devoted to exploring music and ideas associated with the double bass.

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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 doubl. I will be playing this version in Las Vegas in January.


Contents 1 Performances 1. Naxos Javascript not enabled. I was searching to buy it and ran across your blog. If you click that, it takes you to the file. The ‘Eccles 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 It is sonxta 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.

First Publication in Premier livre de sonates a violon seul et la basse No. Kindest regards Raymond Newton.

If you want to get the Cello part please contact arranger. International Music Sonta Work Title Sonata in G minor Alt ernative.

Modern research and the internet have changed everything for ever Good to know, and thanks for getting in touch! I’ve heard this arrangement with string bass and piano enough to be convinced that it is a cluttered and not wholly successful accompaniment.

Played in G minor for orchestral tuning and A minor for solo tuning, the four movements are short and full of duble character and spirit.

Sonata in G minor – for double bass & piano

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.

Current thinking is that ‘less is more’ and Tony Osborne’s sojata is clear, fresh, concise and idiomatic, providing a supportive accompaniment to allow the double bass part to dominate. Feel free to download this and use it.