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Double Bass Scores and Books

Sheet Music

M55-58 – Unaccompanied bass music

M238-239 – Bass and piano music

M286-287 – Two stringed instruments

M290-291 – One wind and one bowed instrument

M294-295 – One bowed and one plucked instrument

M310-314 – Piano and 2 bowed instruments

M349-353 – Three bowed instruments

M360-364 – Three bowed and wind instruments

M370-374 – Three bowed and plucked instruments


Call numbers between M400-999 follow the pattern established between M300-399.

The first digit indicates the number of performers and the last two the instrumentation. 

Example: M549 – First digit is 5, so 5 musicians needed.  Last two digits are 35, so instrumentation is any combination of bowed instruments.


M1018 – Bass concertos with full orchestra

M1019 – Bass concertos with piano reduction (originally full orchestra)

M1118 – Bass concertos with string orchestra

M1119 – Bass concertos with piano reduction (originally string orchestra)

MT320-330 – Studies and etudes

MT331 – Orchestral excerpts



ML128.S7 – Stringed instrument bibliographies

ML128.D6 – Bass bibliographies

ML920-925 – History and criticism of bass playing (i.e. – history, construction, etc.)

MT320-330 – Studies and etudes (includes technique and period performance)


Selected Books of Interest