Trinity Double Bass – Grade 1

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Double Bass Pieces for Grade 1
Candidates perform a balanced programme of three pieces, chosen from the list below. Only one duet may be chosen. Only one unaccompanied piece may be chosen. Pieces by at least two composers must be played. An own composition may be played instead of one listed piece. Pieces marked ?must be unaccompanied.

J S Bach, arr. Nelson, Conversation Piece, The Essential String Method, Double Bass book 3, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105197
Bull, Goodborn & Duckett, The Wizard, p. 43, Team Strings, (Faber, piano accomp) 0571528031
Cobb & Yandell, Busy Bee, Take Your Bow: Double Bass, (Trinity) TCL018076
Elliott, Carnival Waltz, The Essential String Method, Double Bass book 3, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105197
Emery & Leach, Knocking on the Door, no. 65, Bass is Best! book 1, (Yorke) YE0090
Faulkner, On the Water, First Bass, (Recital) RM406
Foster, Oh, Susanna, The ABC’s of Bass Book 1, (Fischer, piano accomp.)
Gordon, Gander’s March, Feathered Friends, (Recital) RM413
Gregory, Fiery Fiddler or Walk on Mars!, Vamoosh Double Bass book 1, (Vamoosh, piano accomp.)VAM31
Haydn, arr. Elliott, Papa Haydn Goes Walking and any two other variations, Ready Steady Go, (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) BMP502
Jolliffe, The Mighty Chieftain Comes, (Recital) RM492
Lehar, Waltz, no. 63, Abracadabra Double Bass book 1, (A & C Black, piano accomp) 9780713670974
Leogrande, Down the Road, Eight Progressive Solos for the Beginner Bassist, (Spartan) SP1330
Nelson, Fiddler’s Fancy, Right from the Start, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060098178
Norton, Grizzly Bear, Microjazz for Double Bass, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060085628
Osborne, Bass Bridges of Paris or Bobby Shaftoe Goes to New Orleans, The Really Easy Bass Book, (Faber) 0571511708
Purcell, Rigaudon, La Contrebasse Classique vol. A, (Combre) C05440
Regner, Lied des Schlafes, no. 5, Kontra-Spass, (Schott) KBB11
Roe, Who’s Knocking at My Door?, Play-a-Day, (Thames) TH978352
Saint-Saens, arr. Elliott, A Baby Elephant, Ready Steady Go, (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) BMP502
Swann, The Hippopotamus Song, no. 53, Abracadabra Double Bass book 1, (A & C Black, piano accomp) 9780713670974
Trad., Countless Stars, p. 68?, Sassmannshaus Early Start on the Double Bass vol. 1, (Bärenreiter) BA9661
Trad., Secret Agents, no. 28 (duet – candidate plays either part), Abracadabra Double Bass book 1, (A & C Black, piano accomp) 9780713670974
Trad., arr. Elliott, Hatikvah , The Essential String Method, Double Bass book 3, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105197
Trad., arr. Elliott, Mattachins, Ready Steady Go, (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) BMP502
Trad., arr. Emery & Harper, In my little Snuff-box, no. 48, Bass is Best! Book 1, (Yorke) YE0090
Trad., arr. Nelson, I Have a Bonnet or Michael Finnegan, The Essential String Method, Double Bass book 3, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105197
Trad., arr. Schofield, There was a Crooked Man, Amazing Solos , (Boosey & Hawkes) M060094170
Yarrow & Upton, Puff the Magic Dragon, no. 64 (duet – candidate plays top part), Abracadabra Double Bass book 1, (A & C Black, piano accomp) 9780713670974

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