Camille Saint-Saens: Elephant - The Carnival Of The Animals (Double Bass/Piano)

Books | Double Bass, Piano Accompaniment

Publisher: Henle Verlag
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Camille Saint-Saens' Elephant is a delightful miniature from The Carnival Of The Animals and is one of the few works that are attractive to learners and accomplished players alike. Its many musical and technical challenges have earned it a permanent place in the teaching repertoire, yet it offers soloists a welcome opportunity to demonstrate their prowess and espirit, even in the low register.

The ease with which a great composer accurately and skilfully probes the idiosyncracies of this largest of string instruments for expressive purposes - a combination of features seldom encountered in the double bass repertoire - is truly impressive. All the more astonishing, therefore, that the Elephant, although widely known, is relatively rarely heard in the concert hall.

This Urtext edition of the score has been edited with critical commentaries, as well as fingering and bowing of the double bass part, by Tobias Glockler. The accompaniment is notated in E flat and F, and so the double bass can perform using either solo tuning or orchestra tuning.
ISBN: 9790201807300
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 6
Language: English, French, German
Catalogue No: HN730

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        Cambridge GB
        Good quality edition
        Probably should have read the information but didn't really need the 'solo tuning' version as well as the normal version....would have preferred to pay less for just the one version.
        Confirmed purchase: 09 July 2015
        Published on: 25 July 2015

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