Chant du ménestrel

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Recital Music publish a wealth of original works for double bass alongside a popular, accessible and growing range of transcriptions for bassists of all ages and abilities. Most transcriptions published by Recital Music are by David Heyes, who has a successful and proven track record when arranging for double bass.


Composed in 1900 and published the following year, Chant du ménestrel (Song of the Minstrel) is a lyrical and tender characteristic piece in a simple A-B-A form. It was originally composed for cello and orchestra and the middle section provides a contrasting change of mood to the songlike opening melody. Chant du ménestrel is typical of much salon music from the start of the 20th-century and is one of the most memorable.

This new edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.


Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) was one of the leading Russian composers of his generation. 'He has a significant place in Russian music in that he reconciled Russianism and Europeanism. He absorbed Balakirev's nationalism, Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral virtuosity, Tchaikovsky's lyricism, Borodin's epic grandeur and Taneyev's contrapuntal skill.'

Glazunov was a prolific composer, writing in many genres, including nine symphonies, seven string quartets, consertos, ballets and piano music. Although he has been overshadowed by other Russian composers, Glazunov's music is distinctive and full of grand gestures, beautifully orchestrated and full of wonderful melodies.

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Cat No. RM597
Supplier Code RM597
Price £8.50
ComposerAlexander Glazunov
ArrangerDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level7 - 8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-597-3
EAN-13 9790570455973
Weight 102 grams
Published 9th May 2013
Availability 10 in stock