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Bushell's Book of 3-part Animals

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Scored for 2 Violas and Double Bass.

Hugh Bushell composed a number of educational works for double bass and these six arrangements are playable by a variety of string trios - 2 violas (or violin and viola) and double bass (or cello).

The fun arrangements are The Sheep (Black), Haydn's And God Created Whales, The Elephant, Cockles and Mussels, The Trout and Turkey in the Straw. These are lively and accessible arrangements, offering useful study or concert repertoire for the intermediate string trio, with effective musical and technical challenges for each performer.

Performance Level: 4;6

"This is a collection of six pieces arranged by Hugh Bushell with the purpose of providing ensemble music for a class of young double bass players with no pianist available but a ready supply of capable young viola players. The melodies occur mostly in the bass part with more challenging obbligato accompaniments for the two violas. This edition has a more flexible set of parts including alternative violin and cello parts to facilitate a wider range of ensemble combinations and making it a more useful publication than it otherwise may have been. The printing is clear without any awkward page turns and includes a full score.
The six pieces are The Sheep [Black], Great Whales, The Elephant, Cockles and Mussels, The Trout and Turkey in the Straw. They make a nice collection and I could see myself using them in 'Live Music Week' presentations in schools. I don't forsee the opportunity to use them frequently with students, but who knows what GCSE ensemble mixtures I may be faced with in the years to come. At £7.50 it does represent value for money should you require this unusual scoring." [ESTA - arco]


  • And God created great whales
  • Cockles and mussels
  • The elephant
  • The sheep (black)
  • The trout
  • Turkey in the straw

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Cat No. RM394
Price £12.50
ComposerHugh Bushell
CategoriesDouble Bass & Other Instruments
String Trio
Violin, Viola & Cello
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level4 - 6
ISMN 979-0-57045-394-8
EAN-13 9790570453948
Weight 140 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 7 in stock
See also...
RM318  Four Preludes (DOUBLE BASS & PIANO)