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The Heritage Series series

The history of the double bass features many player-composers who created a wealth of music for bassists of all abilities. Recital Music publish a wide and eclectic range of music by these important figures from the history of the instrument, particularly from the 19th and early 20th-centuries, and more works are in preparation. Some names are well known today, others almost forgotten, but each made a valuable contribution to the repertoire of the double bass and helped create a unqiue repertoire which deserves to be performed.


Czech bassist-composer Vojta Kuchynka wrote many works for double bass, displaying the various facets of the solo instrument but always keeping Czech lyricism and folk idioms to the fore. A composition student of Dvorak, Kuchynka writes in a traditional and accessible style combining melodic interest with technical bravura and most of his works remain in manuscript.

Recital Music are planning to publish a number of these pieces as part of their ongoing 'Heritage Series'.

"Canzonetta is based on a simple lyrical melody in typical ABA form. The middle section makes use of easy double-stops and folk-like drone accompaniment. This piece would be ideal for the intermediate level player who is working in thumb position and learning treble clef." (ISB)

The piano edition [RM001] includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings. Recorded by Frantisek Posta and Mette Hanskov.

[Grade 8 - Trinity-Guildhall]

Performance Level: 8

Cat No. RM025
Supplier Code RM001a
Price £18.50
ComposerVojta Kuchynka
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass And String Orchestra
SeriesHeritage Series
Difficulty level7 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-025-1
EAN-13 9790570450251
Weight 138 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 6 in stock
See also...
RM001  Canzonetta for Double Bass and Piano (DOUBLE BASS & PIANO)
RM002  Desire (Touha) (DOUBLE BASS & PIANO)
RM004  Humoreska a la Mazurka / Czech Polka (DOUBLE BASS SOLO)
RM011  Concert Waltz Op.28 (DOUBLE BASS & PIANO)
RM026  Canzonetta
RM869  Concertino