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Variations on 'God Save the King'

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The history of the double bass features many player-composers who created a wealth of music for bassists of all abilities. Recital Music publish a wide and eclectic range of music by these important figures from the history of the instrument, particularly from the 19th and early 20th-centuries, and more works are in preparation. Some names are well known today, others almost forgotten, but each made a valuable contribution to the repertoire of the double bass and helped create a unqiue repertoire which deserves to be performed.


Resident in London for over 50 years, Domenico Dragonetti (1763-1846) is an important figure in the history of the double bass and was the leading performer of his day.

'Variations on God Save the King' was probably written during his first few years in London and only the solo bass part exists in the British Library. A new and independent piano accompaniment has been written by English composer, Betty Roe, and this unusual and inventive work is available for the first time.

Published in orchestral tuning only, the edition includes the original bass part and a newly edited version by David Heyes.

Performance Level: 8

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Cat No. RM150
Price £10.50
ComposerDomenico Dragonetti
ArrangerBetty Roe
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesHeritage Series
Difficulty level8
ISMN 979-0-57045-150-0
EAN-13 9790570451500
Weight 96 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 9 in stock
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