Trinity Double Bass – Grade 4

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Double Bass Pieces for Grade 4
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.

J S Bach (attr.), Polonaise in D minor, The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook for Double Bass, (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) BMP009
Copland, The Little Horses (from Old American Songs set 2), Copland for Double Bass, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060360239
Giovannino, Ballo Arioso e presto (4th movt from Sonata in A minor), (Yorke) YE0008
Gossec, arr. Hartley, Tambourin, Subterranean Solos, (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) BMP006
Hayhurst, Ol’ Orleans, Easy Bass Jazz with backing tracks, (Spartan) SP1127
Lancen, Si j’étais… Moussorgsky, Yorke Solos vol. 1: 35 Easy Pieces, (Yorke) YE0087
Leogrande, Cool Shoes, Eight Progressive Solos for the Beginner Bassist, (Spartan) SP1330
Müller, Neapolitan Dance, (Kjos) KJ15920
Nelson, German Dance (top part), Technitunes, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060090868
Osborne, A Fun Day!, Suite for Eloise, (Recital) RM330
Osborne, Brontosaurus Bop, Jurassic Jazz, (Recital) RM226
Osborne, Chill-Out (pizzicato or arco), Junior Jazz book 1, (Recital) RM037
Osborne, Lonesome & Blue, Junior Jazz book 2, (Recital) RM081
Osborne, Rockin’ Rag , Recital Rags, (Recital) RM083
Regner, Der Clown tritt auf, no. 8, Kontra-Spass, (Schott) KBB11
Ridout, Andante, no. 3, Dance Preludes for Double Bass or Cello and Piano, (Yorke) YE0095
Schlemüller, Forward, March!, op. 14 no. 6 or Our Soldiers March, op. 12 no. 5, Solos for the Young Bassist book 1, (Recital) RM245
Schumann, Envoi, Pièces Classiques pour Contrebasse vol. 2A, (Billaudot) GB3300
Shitte, Étude, no. 63, Bass is Best! book 2, (Yorke) YE0098
Thomas, arr. Hartley, Gavotte (from Mignon), Subterranean Solos, (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) BM006
Trad., Le Pastoureau, Pièces Classiques pour Contrebasse vol. 2A, (Billaudot) GB3300
Vivaldi, arr. Schofield, Allegro, p. 13, Amazing Solos , (Boosey & Hawkes) M060094170
Wood, Hippos, Wallpaper Tales, (Peters) EP71268
Wood, Pavane, Four Dances, (Peters) EP71246

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