||"Seven Bass Duets" (Cello & Bass) have been transcribed in 2010 by Dave Anderson. These duets are transcribed for Cello and Bass from Dave’s very successful "Seven Double Bass Duets". These work very well for a Cello and a Bass. Excellent addition to the literature. Two books with each order. Also available as PDFs. The composer writes" I have always enjoyed working with
fellow teacher and good friend Allen Nisbet, so I decided to transcribe this for us to do at Loyola and
especially to include a real musician on a bass recital! When writing my bass duets, I could not avoid a
humoristic approach. After all, we bassists are always regarded as accompanists and solos are viewed as
a “lower” art. The range of our instrument is huge and I wanted to use all of it including the use of the
low C (and B!) extension and high harmonics. Both parts are intentionally equal and the melodic
material is passed back and forth. The titles of obviously need some explanation: Kibbles’n Kibbitz - a canine-inspired dialogue. Parade of the Politically Prudent Pigs - Jimi Hendrix and Sergei Prokofiev meet Rush Limbaugh. Rush Hour - 7:30 AM in downtown traffic, taxi
horns, of course, but check out the twisted two part invention! Schweik Fahrt - dedicated to my
colleagues in the American Society of University Composers (ASUC), a self-descriptive style for this
type of composition. The final measure is a complete musical representation of the movement’s title.
Lament - the only serious movement, a lyric miniature, recently dedicated in memory of my first bass
teacher, Tony Knight. Blew Cheeze - a funky Jaco Pastorious-inspired cheesy blues mixed with the ’I
Dream of Jeannie’ groove and a little Led Zeppelin thrown in for good measure. This one also has a 12-
tone double time swing section and the cheesiest of endings. Gustav’s 11 o’clock Dance refers, not to
Klimt, Holst, or Mahler, but to my cat Gustav, who seemed to lose his mind every night at eleven,
tearing around the house in psychotic hunting fantasy frenzy". Again...these are available as PDF’s.