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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I hunted all over but could not find a solo tuning bass version for sale, so I decided to create one. Premier livre de sonates a violon seul et la basse, No. I will be playing this version in Las Vegas in January.

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

Arranger Joseph Salmoncontinuo realization. Of the IMC edition, Groniger writes ” 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. The piano part works with all the Crowell editions. International Music Company Maybe because it’s good music. 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.

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

Henry Eccles died in Paris in Contents 1 Performances 1. I love this sonata but i cannot find the PDF for DoubleBass and Piano, your link is broken, if you upload the sonata i will thank you very much. 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.


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 baxs part leaves the accompaniment to the player as was customary at the time. I am a former student of Gary Karr.

Is there any way of me getting it off of you?

Violin Sonata in G minor (Eccles, Henry)

First Publication in Premier livre de sonates a violon seul et la basse No. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. Performers Thrax violinUnknown piano.

These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. As I was preparing it I did a Google search to find a piano part in solo tuning. I am putting a link to my version here. Javascript is required for this feature. I’ve heard this arrangement with string bass and piano enough to be convinced that it is a cluttered and not wholly successful accompaniment. Sections of this page.

Comments Thanks a ton for this. 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.


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.

It has long become a staple of our teaching and solo repertoire and the IMC edition is still in print after 65 years! His blog and podcast are highly regarded in the music world and have been featured as top offerings in the world of arts and culture for the past decade. If you click that, it takes you to the file.

If you want to get the Cello part please contact arranger. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Good to know, and thanks for getting in touch!

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Cover Photos 22 photos. 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.

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 sonaga.

Performer Pages Serge Koussevitzky double bass.