Discovering the double bass. — [Victoria, B.C. : Robert Meyer, 2006]

Album description
1 audio disc : digital ; 12 cm.
“Discovering the double bass reveals the range and sound of the double bass through orchestral excerpts, solos and duets, including a short spoken introduction to each piece”--Container.
Devised, researched, spoken and performed by Robert Meyer ; with Janette Chrysler, cello ; Josh Layne, harp ; Mary Rannie, double bass ; Peter Smith, piano ; Christopher Symons, harpsichord ; Nancy van Oort, bassoon.
Recorded 2004/5 at the Phillip T. Young Concert Hall.
Contents: La Matelotte / Marin Marais -- Recitative from ninth symphony / Ludwig van Beethoven -- Solo from symphony no.1, the "Titan" / Gustav Mahler -- Polacca for two double basses / Giovanni Bottesini -- Duo for basoon and double bass / Albert Roussel -- From the suite Leiut. Kijé / Sergey Prokofiev -- Aria with cello and bass accompaniment from Rigoletto / Giuseppe Verdi -- Double bass solo from Otello / G. Verdi -- variations on a theme from Rossini's "Moses in Egypt" / Niccolò Paganini -- Elephant / Camille Saint-Saëns -- Double bass solo from "Variaciones Concertantes" / Alberto Ginastera -- Aria from "Il Trovatore" by Verdi / arr. Giovanni Bottesini -- 2nd movement, andante molto from "A little concerto for double-bass, strings and percussion" / Gordon Jacob (arr. for piano) -- Duetto for cello and bass / Gioacchino Rossini.

I. Marais, Marin, 1656-1728. Pièces de violes, 4e livre. 1ère partie. Suite, no. 6. Matelotte; arranged
II. Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphonies, no. 9, op. 125, D minor. Recitative; arranged
III. Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonies, no. 1, D major. Feierlich und gemessen. 1st theme; arranged
IV. Bottesini, Giovanni, 1821-1889. Grande duetto, no. 1. Polacca
V. Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Duet, bassoon, double bass
VI. Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. Poruchik Kizhe. Romans; arranged
VII. Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Rigoletto. Quel vecchio maledivami; arranged
VIII. Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Poco più mosso
IX. Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840. Sonata a preghiera; arranged
X. Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Carnaval des animaux. Éléphant
XI. Ginastera, Alberto, 1916-1983. Variaciones concertantes. No. 11; arranged
XII. Bottesini, Giovanni, 1821-1889. Air d’il Trovatore
XIII. Jacob, Gordon, 1895-1984. Little concerto. Andante molto; arranged
XIV. Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Duets, cello, double bass, D major