Arrangement of Mood For A Day (Steve Howe)

Howe's guitar version:

Double movement from the Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin--J.S. Bach, arranged as a jazz head titled, "Be-Bach"

(I used melodic line of the Double movement and mapped it over a Bop rhythm.)

[View PDF file of "Be Bach"]

[View PDF file of original Double movement from the Partita]

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Sarabande from the Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin--J.S. Bach

Arranged for my final recital in music school, 1986. I used to do a lot of transcribing, and it was a great way to develop technique. I read anything I could get my hands on-- trombone music, tuba music, cello music. I was even adventurous enough to transcribe solo guitar music for the bass.

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Sonatina in G Major for 2 Basses (original composition, 1984)

In 3 movements for 2 bass guitars, but can be performed on the double bass as well. It sounds deceptively simple, but is quite a stretch to play. In 1989, I re-scored the piece for string quartet.

[Bass Guitar Score]
[String Quartet]

If you would like a set of parts, please contact me.

Figured Basses

Etude for 2 basses in mixed meter that cycles in minor thirds.