JAN KŘTITEL (also JOHANN BAPTISTE) VAŇHAL | Concerto for double bass and orchestra | TRIPLE EDITION ORCHESTRA SHEET MUSIC in D MAJOR and E flat MAJOR and in E MAJOR
URTEXT vs THIS VERSION | all the parts are kept as close as possible to the source except the transposing from E flat major (original key) down to D major needed few changes. Otherwise the versions in D major and in E major contain some bowings and articulations, which will save some valuable time during the rehearsals | the E flat version is as-is in the Urtext, without any supplements
SOURCE: historic hand written orchestral parts by M. Sperger, archived in the State Library Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Schwerin (D) under signature No 5512
EXTRAS: this release contains three entire sheet music sets of the concerto and three solo double bass parts | the orchestra parts contain cue notes at some places and are optimized for easy page turning
FILE FORMAT: PDF | 300 dpi - extremely high quality | 168 pages
SOLOIST'S SCORDATURA: this release will match the needs of the majority of today's double bass solists. Those who tune their instruments in fourths and grip in C major (in AEBF# "solo tuning" to sound in D major), especially the solists who grip in D major (they can play in all three keys), but also players who perform the solo part in "Viennese" tuning can perform the piece either in D major or in E flat major (as it was originally composed)
- Three full conductor's scores: in D major, E flat major and in E major
- Three solo double bass parts: one in C major and two in D major, including historic cadenzas to all three movements composed by Václav Pichl and all tutti double bass passages between the solo entrances (as appendix)
- 2 Oboas (in all three versions)
- 2 Horns (in all three versions)
- Timpani - optional (only in D major and E major versions)
- Strings in all versions as usual: 1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, bassi (vcl & cb)
COMMENT: the Urtext version here is REALLY one-to-one Urtext without hunderds of supplements (like some Urtext Editions use to add). The other two versions of this release are kept as close as possible to the Urtext. After transposing from the source down to D major, some tones got out of the compass of the violins so the only changes done here are related to solve such situations (for example the violas are playing such tones instead of the violins).
Timpani part was composed by myself. It wasn't composed by Vanhall, therefore it is contained only in the D major and E major versions. Timpani can be used optionally, but they are not crucial, they just add a bit more symphonic character to the tutti passages of the orchestra. Listen on this example how the orchestra with timpani sounds (1st movement of the E major version, timpani part is otherwise identic also in D major, just transposed down):
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