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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Let me know if there are any problems or errors with it. Played in G minor for slnata tuning and A minor for solo tuning, the four movements are short and full of great character and spirit. Of the IMC edition, Groniger writes ” The two slow movements are lyrical and sonorous, displaying the cantabile qualities of the double bass, and the fast ones are lively and rhythmic displaying a more technical command of the instrument.

Maybe because it’s good music. Originally for violin and basso continuo, and first published in Paris inthe printed 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.

David Heyes 10 June 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 Valentini and Francesco Antonio Bonporticonfirming that the second movement of this sonata was stolen from Bonporti’s fourth ‘Invenzione’ Op.

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. The ‘Eccles Sonata’ has been linked to the double bass for almost 90 years beginning with Serge Koussevitsky’s recording of the first movement in andand the IMC edition, edited by Frederick Zimmermannand first published in Current thinking is that ‘less is more’ and Tony Osborne’s accompaniment is clear, fresh, concise and idiomatic, providing a supportive accompaniment to allow the double bass part to dominate.


Eccles Sonata in Solo Tuning for Double Bass – Jason Heath’s Double Bass Blog

The piano part works with all the Crowell editions. Conceiving himself neglected in England, he went to Paris, where he was admitted a member of the French king’s band. I am a former student of Gary Karr.

At this time copyright was unknown and it would have been very easy for composers to use the music of others without doublr been discovered. I hunted all over but could not find a solo tuning bass version for sale, so I decided to create one. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. If you click that, it takes you to the file. It has long become a sonaha of our teaching and solo repertoire and the IMC edition is still in print after 65 years!

I feel that this vituperous attitude and editorial stance should not be nurtured – especially in a journal dedicated to the edification and nobility of the magnificent instrument so many have dedicated their lives to.

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

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Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Henry Eccles died in Paris in Cover Photos 22 photos. R63 Fesch Sonate Op.

Premier livre de sonates a violon seul et la basse, No. 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.


Retrieved from ” http: 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. English violinist and composer Henry Eccles was born in London in c. The bass community needs a solo tuning version of this piece! Chez Foucaut, Gregoire, l’Auteur, Contents 1 Performances 1. Work Title Sonata in G minor Alt ernative. Bach – Gamba Sonata No.

Violin Sonata in G minor (Eccles, Henry)

Meister-Schule der sonaya ZeitNo. Big help to me! Jason Heath is the host of Contrabass Conversations, a podcast devoted to exploring music and ideas associated with the double bass. If you want to get the Cello part please contact arranger. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.

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. I will be playing this version in Las Vegas in January.

Is there ecclds way of me getting it off of you? Alphonse Leduc in Paris published a version in A minor inthe double bass part edited by Pierre Hellouin with the continuo part realised by Henriette Puig-Roget. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. Profile Pictures 26 photos. As I was preparing it I did a Google search to find a piano part in solo tuning. 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.

Why it’s attraction to bassists?