Bass Section Features

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Lothianh, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Lothianh

    Lothianh Member

    I'm looking for possible bass section features with band. Any recommendations would be appreciated.


  2. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Try 'Basses on the Beat'. Based on music by Sullivan, it's available from Dragon Music Publishing.

    Best wishes

  3. Toby

    Toby Member

    Tyrolean Tubas. Haven't a clue who wrote it (or how to spell it), but it's good fun and goes down well.
  4. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    Dead Mans Cove by Roy Newsome.

  5. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Le Elephant - Saint Saëns - (2 arrangements) available from Thornes Music.

  6. Active Member

    I've seen a piece called 'Them Basses' but must confess to not having heard it.
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure it's one of the American circus marches that features the bass section - might be Filmore, but I'm not certain.
  8. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    Calon Lan, which I wrote for Tullis Russell Mills Band features a Quartet of Basses on thier own for a section of the music!
  9. bruceg

    bruceg Active Member

    And a very nice wee quartet section it is too, having been one of the basses playing it at a contest last Autumn :)
  10. tubagod

    tubagod Member

    hi there

    i know that Frode Rydland from Eikanger-Bjørsvik in Norway has arranged "Breakin up is hard to do" for Four Basses and Band pretty fun if your principal tuba can play those top C´s the melody start on....
  11. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    I haven't heard it, but Tim Paton has written a bass feature called "Slavonic Basses". Available from TP Music.
  12. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    There's a good arrangement of 'There's nothing like a Dame'. Good fun for the audience - especially if you do as our bass section did and dress in drag!
  13. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    Stephen Roberts has arranged 'Tiptoe through the Tulips' as a bass quartet. High first Eb bass part and the ist Bb has an option to dress in drag.

    Not heard it or played it (yet!) but he normally does good arrangements. Will imagine it will be quite hard though.


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