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Performance guide - double bass / contrebasse

Below are selected research tools for finding music for, and information about, the double bass. Consult the McGill Library catalogue for complete holdings information. If you have further questions, please contact a member of the full-time staff for assistance.

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Books and repertoire guides / Livres et guides de répertoire

Brun, Paul. A New History of the Double Bass. France: P. Brun, 2000.
ML920 B785 2000

Brun, Paul. Histoire des Contrebasses à Cordes. Paris: La Flûte de Pan, 1982.
ML920 B78 1982

Dowdall, Peter. Technology and the stylistic evolution of the jazz bass. Abington, Oxon : New York, NY : Routledge, 2017. E-book

Grodner, Murray. Comprehensive Catalog of Music, Books, Recordings, and Videos for the Double Bass. 4th ed. Littleton, CO.: Grodner Publications, c2000-.
REF ML128 D6 G7 2000 

-----. A double bassist's guide to refining performance practices. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013. E-book

Meier, Adolf. Konzertante Musik für Kontrabass in der Wiener Klassik: mit Beiträge zur Geschichte des Kontrabassbaues in Österreich. Munich: E. Katzbichler, 1979.
ML920 M45 1979

Planyavsky, Alfred. The Baroque Double Bass Violone. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
ML927 V63 P613 1998

Rosengard, Duane. Contrabbassi Cremonesi = Cremonese Double Basses. Cremona: Turris, 1992.
ML921 R67 1992

Turetzky, Bertram. The Contemporary Contrabass. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.
MT320 T87 1989

Call numbers for browsing / Cotes à parcourir


M55-M58 Double bass solo / Contrebasse seule
M237-M238 Double bass and piano / Contrebasse et piano
M286-M287 Duets – 2 string instruments / Duos – 2 instruments à cordes
M290-M291 Duets – string and wind instruments / Duos – instrument à cordes et instrument à vent
M294-M295 Duets – string and plucked instruments / Duos – instrument à cordes et instrument à cordes pincées
M1018 Double bass with orchestra (or piano reduction) / Contrebasse et orchestre
M1118 Double bass with string orchestra (or piano reduction) / Contrebasse et orchestre à cordes
ML128 D6 Double bass bibliography / Bibliographie – contrebasse
ML920-ML925 Double bass history / Histoire – contrebasse
MT320-MT334 Double bass studies and methods / Étude et enseignement – contrebasse
MT331 Double bass orchestral excerpts / Études d’orchestre – contrebasse
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