Elephant from "The Carnival of the Animals" for Double Bass and Piano
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 12 (V, 4, 3)
Order no. HN 730 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0730-0
In spring 2002 the double bass will make its première appearance in the Henle urtext catalogue as a solo instrument. The Hoffmeister Double Bass Concerto will be joined by the "Elephant," Camille Saint-Saëns's enchanting miniature from the Carnival of the Animals. This "hit," one of the few double bass compositions attractive to learners and seasoned musicians alike, now appears in a Henle urtext edition for double bass in solo and orchestral tuning, with piano parts in F major and E flat major.
Most of us have played this well known piece of the bass repertoire. For those who haven’t, this edition with its preface is certainly the most rewarding own.
[Double Bassist, 2002]
… that this is a very nice edition – beautifully printed on a good quality paper and programme notes that will be rifled by many an intermediate bassist. Recommended.
[Bass News, 2002]