BASS Music of Other Publishers

Scroll Down for a list of additional bass publications edited by Lucas Drew from Ludwig Masters, Kalmus, UMMP, Carl Fischer, G. Schirmer, Schott, Maecenas and Kjos.
Order This Bass Music directly through the publisher, ELKIN, or Lemur.

Now - Serenissima Music Inc.

(New) Bartok (Drew) - Suite of Folksongs and Dances - $8.95 (M4075)


Solos for Double Bass and Piano (transcribed by Lucas Drew):

Marias-  Five Old French Dances

Scriabin/Piatigorsky-  Poem Op. 21, No. 1

Eccles/Cahnbley-  Sonata in G Minor

Vaughan Williams -  Six Studies in English Folk-Song

The Etude Book for Double Bassists by Lucas Drew

A comprehensive collection of studies representing the heritage of the instrument from the Baroque through the 20th century- A supplement to all bass methods. [For the intermediate and advanced double bassist.]

The String Orchestra Repertoire Series (Arranged by Clark McAlister- ed. Lucas Drew)

Volume 1:  Renaissance

Volume 2:  Baroque

Volume 3:  Classic

Volume 4:  Romantic

Fantasia a Due for Tuba (or Double Bass) [solo tuning] and Piano by Alfred Reed



Now - Serenissima Music Inc.

Edited by Lucas Drew

The compositions listed below may be played by string orchestra with double bass. They may also be performed in a chamber music setting with one person per part. These works provide an "extended" chamber music repertoire with an added double bass part.

Borodin - Sinfonia for Strings (String Quartet No. 2 in D Major)

Bridge - Three Idylls

Bruckner - Adagio (from String Quintet in F Major)

Debussy - Andantino (from the String Quartet, Op. 10)

Dohnanyi - Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 10

Glinka - Eight Arias from Russlan and Ludmilla and Ivan Susanin (arr. Rimsky - Korsakoff; ed. Yordan & Drew)

Gluck - Symphony in G Major (Hoffmann) bass part (Drew)

Puccini - Crisantemi, Minuets No. 1 and 2 in A Major

Respighi - Theme and Variations (from String Quartet in D)

Shostakovich - Prelude and Scherzo (from Octet, Opus 11)

Shostakovich - Symphony for Strings (Sting Quartet No. 8, Op. 110)

Sibelius - Presto (from String Quartet, Op. 4)

Strauss - Symphony for Strings (String Quartet in A, Op. 2)

Tchaikovsky - Souvenir of Florence

Verdi - Symphony for Strings (String Quartet in E Minor)

Vivaldi - Largo from Concerto in D for Lute & Strings, RV 93

Wolf - Italian Serenade


Additional Works:

Drew-  Zodiac Suite- ("Six Miniatures") For Solo Flute, Solo Double Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Strings and Percussion)

Mendelssohn - Early String Symphonies (Wolf & Drew)

Mozart - Variations on "Ah vous dirais-je, Maman" (Twinkle, Twinkle) for Flute and String Orchestra K. 265(300e) Orchestration (Drew)

Ravel - Introduction and Allegro for Flute, Clarinet, Harp & Strings, bass part (Drew)

Reed - Trilogue, Scherzo for Solo Double Bass and Two Mallet Percussion

Weber - Quintet in Bb for Clarinet and String Orchestra, Opus 34


University of Miami Music Publications - Temporarily Out of Print

Frost School of Music

Coral Gables, FL 32124

Distributor - Alfred Publishing, Co.
(Please check with Alfred or UMMP for works that are currently available.)

Frederick Zimmermann Memorial Series for Double Bass

Lucas Drew, Professor Emeritus, General Editor

Trios and Quartets for Double Basses, Vol. I - Zimmermann

Trios and Quartets for Double Basses, Vol. II - Zimmermann

Trios and Quartets for Double Basses, Vol. III - Zimmermann

Trios and Quartets for Double Basses, Vol. IV - Drew

Short, transcribed and original trios and quartets from the 16th through the 20th centuries -Excellent for young to moderately advanced players.

Contemporary Modal Solos for Double Bass and Piano - Weinstein

Twelve original short solos for double bass and piano by Milton Weinstein, edited and commissioned by Frederick Zimmermann.

Ayres and Dances for Double Bass and Piano- Zimmermann

Seven transcribed solo works of 16th, 17th and 18th century masters with excellent stylistic piano accompaniments.

The Notation of Harmonics for Double Bass (A Guide to the Orchestral Bass Parts of Maurice Ravel)- Drew

An excellent reference chart of the harmonics of Ravel.

Seventy-seven Baroque Bass Lines for Double Bass (Cello)- Drew

A collection of short chorales and basso continuo lines in all keys by more than 20 Baroque masters. Excellent sight-reading and supplementary teaching material.

Three Sonatas for Double Bass and Piano (Pergolesi, Croft, and Caporale)- Zimmermann & Drew

Three cello sonatas transcribed for double bass - The final movement of the Pergolesi Sinfonia being used by Stravinsky for the bass solo in one of the variations of his ballet, Pulcinella.

Fantasia for Unaccompanied Double Bass- Attributed to Henry Eccles/Drew

A three movement unaccompanied work- the opening movement (Preludio) being a good concert-etude for practicing the basics of thumb position.

Fantasy for Solo Double Bass and Four Others (Double Bass or Violoncello Quartet)- John Boda

A melodic solo part with a contemporary accompaniment.

Sonata No. 2 in E Minor for Double Bass (Cello) and Piano (Harpsichord) - Henry Eccles. (Ed. Drew- Keyboard Realization by Robert Heath)

A "new" Eccles Sonata to perform in addition to the popular G Minor Sonata (orchestra and solo tuning parts included).

The Complete Double Bass Parts from the Chamber Music Repertoire Series

(Compiled and Annotated by Lucas Drew)


Your own bass parts - a collection of single, unedited, complete double bass parts to the standard chamber music repertoire.


Volume I

Schubert - Piano Quintet "Trout", Opus 114

Dvorak - String Quintet, Opus 77

Hummel - Piano Quintet, Opus 87

Mendelssohn - Piano Sextet, Opus 110

Beethoven - Septet, Opus 20

Saint-Saens - Septet, Opus 65

Schubert - Octet, Opus 166

Spohr - Nonet, Opus 31


Volume II


Rossini - String Sonata No. 3

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525

Nielsen - Serenata in Vano

Goetz - Piano Quintet, Opus 16

Dussek - Piano Quintet, Opus 41

Glinka - Grand Sextet

Mozart - A Musical Joke, K. 522

Hummel - Septet, Opus 74

Spohr - Octet, Opus 32

Balakirev - Octet, Opus 3

Martinu - Nonet

Dvorak - Serenade, Opus 44


Temporarily Out of Print

All of the solo pieces originally published by Belwin/Mills individually in 1980 (as well as the Zodiac Suite, The Brahms and Bach Sonatas) are now reprinted and published by St. Francis Music Publications. Refer to the St. Francis Music Publications catalog (MUSIC FOR DOUBLE BASS).

Lucas Drew Solo Albums For Double Bass And Piano (Albums are out of print) (intermediate or moderately advanced)

Individual solos are now reprinted by St. Francis Music Publications


(Normal Orchestra Tuning)


Bruch- Kol Nidrei

Medins- Valse

Dragonetti- Allegretto

Saint-Saens- Romance, Op.51

Nielsen- Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2

Tartini- Adagio Cantabile

Pierne- Piece in G Minor

Chopin- Largo, Op. 65

Faure- Berceuse, Op. 16

Elgar- Salut d'Armour, Op. 12


(Solo Tuning)


Van Goens- Scherzo, Op. 12, No.2

Faure- Romance, Op. 51

Boccherini- Celebrated Menuet

Haydn- Serenade

Massenet- Meditation from "Thais"

Glazunov- Minstrel's Song, Op. 71

Haydn- Adagio (from Concerto No. 2)


Other Intermediate and Advanced Solos (now are reprinted by St. Francis Music Publications):

Bach, J.S.- Three Sonatas (BMV 1027-1029) - (Orchestra Tuning)

Brahms- Sonata No. 1 in E Minor - (Orchestra Tuning)

String Festival Solo Series for Double Bass and Piano - (Samuel Applebaum Series - Compiled by Thom Proctor) - (Contact Alfred Publishing, Co.)



Carl Fischer, Inc.

New York, NY


Shmuklovsky/Drew - Scales, Triads, and Exercises for String Bass Beginners (Out of Print)

Simandl - Method for Double Bass - Books 1 and 2 (Zimmermann/Drew)



G. Schirmer, Inc.

New York, NY

Marcello- Six Sonatas for Double Bass and Piano
Scarlatti- Three Sonatas for Double Bass and Piano
Vivaldi- Six Sonatas for Double Bass and Piano



B. Schott, Inc.

Mainz, Germany


Hans Werner Henze - Serenade (1949) for Unaccompanied Double Bass



Maecenas Contemporary Composers Limited

London, England


Clark McAlister- Variations on Cervantes for English Horn, Double Bass and Chamber Winds

    (Dr. McAlister's piece is now available through Edwin F. Kalmus.)


Neil Kjos, Inc.

San Diego, CA


Spinosa/Rusch/Drew - Vol. 1 "Shifting Development Studies"


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