Trinity Double Bass – Grade 2

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Double Bass Pieces for Grade 2
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.

Arlen, We’re Off to See the Wizard, no. 70, Abracadabra Double Bass book 1 , (A & C Black, piano accomp) 9780713670974
Carroll, Prelude and Gigue, Five Simple Pieces for Double Bass & Piano, (Stainer & Bell) 2310
Cruttenden, Bass Swing, Bow that Bass!, (Recital) RM511
Donkin, The Ogre’s Dance, Bass-Time Beginners , (Recital) RM410
Emery, Lionel’s Rhythm, no. 38, Bass is Best! book 2, (Yorke) YE0098
Emery & Slatford, Dinosaur Dance, no. 70, Bass is Best! book 1, (Yorke) YE0090
Gordon, Hungry Old Owl or Penguin Parade, Feathered Friends, (Recital) RM413
Gregory, Smooth Operator, Vamoosh Double Bass book 2, (Vamoosh, piano accomp.)VAM32
Hoag, The Half Position Rag, Rags, Boogies & Blues for Young Bassists, (Presser) 114-40436
Kozeluch, Bernoise, Pi├Ęces Classiques pour Contrebasse vol. 1A, (Billaudot) GB3299
Menken, Part of your World, no. 74 (duet – candidate plays top part), Abracadabra Double Bass book 1 , (A & C Black, piano accomp) 9780713670974
Nicks, The Little Sailor, no. 91, Bass is Best! book 1, (Yorke) YE0090
Norton, Mean Streets, Microjazz for Double Bass, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060085628
Osborne, Alpen Song or The Duke of York Joins the Navy, The Really Easy Bass Book, (Faber) 0571511708
Petzold, Minuet in G minor, The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook for Double Bass, (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) BMP009
Rabbath, Divertimento no. 1 in C, Nouvelle Technique de la Contrabasse book 1, (Leduc) AL25437
Rodgers, Edelweiss, no. 50, Abracadabra Double Bass book 1 , (A & C Black, piano accomp) 9780713670974
Roe, Reflections, Play-a-Day, (Thames) TH978352
Schumann, arr. Hartley, The Merry Peasant (from Album for the Young, op. 68), Double Bass Solo 1, (OUP, and piano accomp.) 9780193222496
Tchaikovsky, arr. Nelson, Old French Song, The Essential String Method, Double Bass book 4, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105203
Trad., Cherry Blossoms or Good Morning, Merry Sunshine, The ABC’s of Bass book 2, (Fischer piano accomp.) ABC27
Trad., arr. Elliott, March of the Kings, The Essential String Method, Double Bass book 4, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105203
Trad., arr. Higgins, Simple Gifts, no. 192 (duet – candidate plays top part), Essential Elements 2000: Double Bass book 1, (Hal Leonard) HL00868052
Trad., arr. Kernen, The British Grenadier, Easy Double Bass, (De Haske) DHP1043610-400
Trad., arr. Leire, Peruvian Dance Tune, Easy Double Bass, (De Haske) DHP1043610-400
Trad., arr. Salles, Le vieux roi, no. 21, Pour les Jeunes Contrebassistes vol. 1, (Billaudot) GB5978
York, Madeleine Dreaming, The Essential String Method, Double Bass book 4, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105203

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