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(Every part is played by legendary bassist Ron Carter himself)
Ron Carter arrangements of 13 JS Bach compositions for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 basses
Bassists - we've got you covered! These "bass choir" arrangements of chorales by JS Bach give you a chance to play with other bassists, and to exchange parts so everyone has a chance to play all the meaningful parts.
It's Bach - you know the harmony is correct. Just stock up on rosin before you start!
These unique scores from the Ron Carter Library are available in 3 volumes:
Volume 1: Gavotte En Rondeau (2 basses), Preludium in C Minor (2 basses), Wachet, Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme (3 basses), Es Voll unst Gott Genadig (4 basses), Arioso (5 basses)
Volume 2: 7 compositions for 4 basses: Air, Fugue in C, Komm Sel'ge Ruh', Prelude, Interlude in C, Preludium in C, Siciliano, Christ Lag in Todesbanden
Volume 3: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring for 8 basses, Komm Susser Tod for 4 basses
" I had perfect pitch, but I traded it in for a great tie." -- Ron Carter