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String Bass Audition Repertoire

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Music Education, Composition, Theory, and History and Literature Majors; Bachelor of Arts, Minors, Merit, and Honors

  • Etudes - one from the following:
  • Simandl Double Bass Method (Fischer Ed. pgs. 104-105)
  • Simandl 30 Etudes
  • Solos - one from the following:
  • A Baroque Sonata or Concerto
  • A Classical Sonata or Concerto

Applied Music Major 

  • Etudes - two from the following:
    • Simandl, String Bass Method, Book II
    • Simandl 30 Etudes
    • Storch-Hrabe 86 Studies
  • Solos - three contrasting movements from the following:
    • Bach Cello Suites (Sterling Ed.)
    • Any Solo by Bottesini
    • Dragonetti Concerto
    • Baroque Sonatas or Concertos are also acceptable


  • The first movement of a concerto of the applicant's choice, including cadenza if appropriate.
  • The first movement of a standard String Bass sonata of the applicant's choice.
  • Two contrasting movements from any of the Bach Cello Suites.
  • One additional piece of the applicant's choosing.  This can be a jazz tune, modern piece, show piece, or any other work that showcases the strengths of the applicant.

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String Bass Audition Repertoire
  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578