Tag Archives: contrabass

Concerto #2 for Contrabass and Orchestra (2016)

Patrick Neher has very recently completed his second concerto for contrabass and orchestra. He also has recorded it, along with Concerto #1 “Pop” on a new demo CD produced by ISG Publications and Bellingham Technical Orchestra (available now).  If you want a demo copy of the CD, please use our inquiry page. Concerto #2 is a bit more “serious” than… (more…)

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…)

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…)

New Release: Dittersdorf Sonata for viola & contrabass, or 2 basses

Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf composed this Sonata in Eb for viola and contrabass sometime in the 1780s. This new edition is a completely revised editing and arrangement of the work. The editing, done by Patrick Neher, professor of music, takes into account the two existing scores of the piece and adapts much to accommodate the modern double bass. It is… (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…)