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29 Easy Tunes and 1 difficult one


At last a big and easy bass quartet book, easier than the Big Bass Quartet Book, these simple tunes are

for young & old, 


Bass 4       1st & Half positions only

Bass 3       up to 2nd position

Bass 2       up to 3rd position

Bass 1       up to 4th position


After 20 quartets it begins to go a bit higher, only in the last folksong suite does the range increase to include bass 1 going up to top B, no clef other than bass clef.


These 30 popular tunes are aimed towards youth orchestra bass sections who will have a variety of standards. The pieces are within an ABRSM standard of grade 3 to 7 apart from the final suite which is more advanced.


It is important that all sections play together as often as possible, playing these pieces will not just entertain and amuse but help sections (young & old) to play together in a balanced way.


  • Nocturne
  • Land of Hope and Glory
  • Dixie Land
  • Berceuse (from the Dolly Suite)
  • Largo (from Xerxes)
  • Where'er You Walk
  • I Vow to Thee My Country
  • To a Wild Rose
  • Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffman)
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • The Blue Danube
  • For he is an Englishman
  • The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring
  • Shenandoah
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • English Folksong Suite (after V.W.)
  • Greensleeves
  • Johnny Todd
  • The British Grenadiers
  • Cockles & Mussels
  • Londonderry Air
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Charlie is my Darling
  • Skye Boat Song
  • The Bluebells of Scotland
  • All Through the Night
  • David of the White Rock
  • The Ash Grove
  • Pavane
  • Marching Through Georgia

The Little Big Bass Quartet Book

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