Category Archives: Solo Music

The First Double Bass Concerto!

  Patrick Neher has just finished writing his first concerto for double bass. Concerto #1 “Pop” for Contrabass and Orchestra is three movements, playful, energetic, and “not too long”  (12:00 minutes). It is contemporary sounding but very accessible on first hearing with catchy melodies. It is an exciting new piece for the double bass repertory! Patrick Neher plays Concerto #1 “Pop”… (more…)

Romance for Violin and Piano – Neher

Patrick Neher’s latest commission is a virtuosic yet playful Romance for Violin and Piano, written for L.P. How, violinist, and Debra Ayers, pianist. – both residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico and internationally acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians. The three-movement composition explores the entire range of both instruments in somewhat jazzy style for the second movement, and in neo-romantic rhapsodic… (more…)

Character Waltzes for Bass and Piano

ISG Publications announces the release of Patrick Neher’s Character Waltzes for Double Bass and Piano. This new work, composed in 2014, is approximately 10 minutes and is four lyrical and short waltzes based on theatrical characters (there are “Izia”, “Marco”, “Frankie”,  and “Josephine”) . The level of challenge is rated at 8 (out of 10) for the composition’s use of… (more…)

Findeisen “Nixenreigen Fantasie” now Available

Theodor Albin Findeisen (1881-1936) wrote Nixenreigen Fantasie, for double bass and piano, around 1910-1912, and the work is his Opus 9. Dr. Robert Matheson, bassist, composer, arranger, and professor has brought this and other works of Findeisen to light in his doctoral thesis.  Dr. Matheson has chosen ISG Publications to disseminate Findeisen’s compositions, that have been out of print or… (more…)

Exclusive Editions of Luigi Negri

ISG Publications is the sole, World-wide publisher of the new editions of short opera buffa pieces of Luigi Negri. Luigi Negri (1837-1891), like Giovanni Bottesini, was a student of Luigi Rossi, then the bass teacher at the conservatory of music in Milan, Italy. When Rossi died, Negri succeeded him as teacher of the Academy of Music (1858) and as Principal… (more…)