One of the pieces I played for my recent recital on Gary Karr’s old bass was the Eccles Sonata. As I was preparing it I did a Google search to find a piano part in. Sonata in G minor by Henry Eccles (). Edited by Fred Zimmermann. For string bass & piano. Published by International Music Company. Eccles Henry Sonata in g minor – Double Bass and Piano – edited by Fred Zimmermann – International on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Violin Sonata in G minor (Eccles, Henry)

I was searching to buy it and ran across your blog. The bass community needs a solo tuning version of this piece!

ecles Naxos Javascript not enabled. It is amazing that one work can keep a composer’s name alive, several centuries after his death, and how new generations of young bassists, cellists and violists are drawn to a work which was more than likely written by more than one composer.

1) Henry Eccles – Sonata in G minor for double bass & piano

Comments Thanks a ton for this. Work Title Sonata in G minor Alt ernative. Were it not for his eponymous Sonata in G minor, the name of Henry Eccles would have long ago been consigned to the history books. Is there any way of me getting dobule off of you?

If you want to get the Cello part please contact arranger. Lasting efcles than ten minutes in total it doesn’t outstay it’s welcome and is primarily in the orchestral register of the instrument ensuring its popularity with advancing young bassists.

I will be playing this version in Las Vegas in January. Modern research and the internet have changed everything for ever The piano part works with all the Crowell editions.

Alongside Bottesini’s Elegia, the Eccles Sonata is probably one of the most recorded works in our repertoire and exists in a number of published editions. Profile Pictures 26 photos. Other published editions are based on the IMC edition, which in turn was an exact copy of the Alfred Moffat version for cello and piano, first published in in Berlin by N.


Now check your email to confirm your subscription. An active double bass performer and teacher, Jason is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists. I am putting a link to my version here.

As I was preparing it I did a Google search to find a piano part in solo tuning. Do they have a library-sigil for the British Museum library? All of the ornaments are printed out in the Double Bass part. Creative Commons Attribution 3. Conceiving himself neglected in England, he went to Paris, where he was admitted a member of the French king’s band.

Arranger Joseph Salmoncontinuo realization. Premier livre de sonates a violon seul et la basse, No.

Sections of this page. As this skill gradually died out there was a need to realise the accompaniment and make it playable for the 19th and 20th-century pianists, which in turn led to many ‘romantic’ accounts of the accompaniment. At this time copyright was unknown and it would have been very easy for composers to use the music of others without ever been discovered. It has long become a staple of our teaching and solo repertoire and the IMC edition is still in print after 65 years!

Henry Eccles – Sonata in G minor – for double bass & piano

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. Jason Heath is the host of Contrabass Conversations, a podcast devoted to exploring music and ideas associated with the double bass. R63 Fesch Sonate Op. There was an error submitting your subscription. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Chez Foucaut, Gregoire, l’Auteur, Why it’s attraction to bassists? Although popular with many bassists, and rightly so, its familiarity sometimes works against it and yet the piece is still performed by almost every progressing bassist and can be viewed a rite of passage.


If you click that, it takes you to the file. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Cover Photos 22 photos. Subscribe to get our weekly newsletter covering doulbe double bass world. Let me know if there are any problems or errors with it.

The Sonata in G minor is the 11th of the twelve sonatas and Groves Dictionary states that some of the movements were composed by Giuseppe Fouble and Francesco Antonio Bonporticonfirming that the second movement of this sonata was stolen from Bonporti’s fourth ‘Invenzione’ Op.

Performer Pages Serge Koussevitzky double bass. English violinist and composer Henry Eccles was born in London in c. I’ve heard this arrangement with string bass and piano enough to be convinced that it is a cluttered and not wholly successful accompaniment.

Javascript is required for this feature. Played in G minor for orchestral tuning and A minor for solo tuning, the four movements are short and full of great character and spirit. Bach – Gamba Sonata No. Originally for violin and basso continuo, and first published in Paris inthe ecclds edition was dedicated ‘A Monsieur Le Chevalier Gage, Gentilhomme Anglois’ and the figured bass part leaves the accompaniment to the player as was customary at the time.

Maybe because it’s good music. David Heyes 10 June I love this sonata but i cannot find the PDF for DoubleBass and Piano, your link is broken, if you upload the sonata i bads thank you very much.

I hunted all over but could not find a solo tuning bass version for sale, so I decided to create one.