String Festival Solos, Volume 1 (Double Bass Solo). Edited by Sel., transcr., and ed. Samuel Applebaum. For Double Bass Solo. String Series. Grade 1; Grade 1.5; Grade 2. Book. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.EL95102).
String Festival Solos are economical collections of transcriptions by Samuel Applebaum. In two volumes for each instrument, the solos are in progressive order of difficulty. Each volume contains nine pieces -- all classic titles in the Applebaum teaching repertoire. Some of these have been hard to find. Volume I progresses from Level 1 to Level 2, Volume II progresses from Level 2 to Level 3. The solos are useful for teaching technique, dynamics, phrasing, and overall musicianship. String Festival Solos are excellent for recitals, auditions and performances for assemblies, concerts or festivals. Contains: The Bass Fiddle Waltz (Beyer) * A Stately Dance (Hassler) * March of the Giants (Brian) * Two Jovial Dances (Kingman) * Theme from Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) * Dance of the Wooden Soldiers (Lichner) * Sarabande and Minuet (Handel) * Menuet (Pleyel) * Gavotte in Rondo Form (Dandrieu).