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Andrew Kohn

Andrew Kohn: Solos for a High School bass section

Andrew Kohn: Solos for a High School bass section

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About the Collection

Fourteen arrangements for a High School bass section, prepared for a regional festival orchestra. 

Mostly unison with piano, three unaccompanied, including canons. Includes anonymous, "Woodicocke;" Bach, "Sheep May Safely Graze;" Handel, "Largo;" Haydn, "The Spacious Firmament on High" and two canons; Billings, "When Jesus Wept;" Mozart, "In diesen heil'gen Hallen;" Beethoven, "Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur" and "Ich liebe dich;" Schubert, "Litanei;" Verdi, "Alle vita che t'arride;" Brahms, two folk songs; Saint-Saens, "The Elephant;" Sousa, "The Liberty Bell."

About the Arranger

Andrew Kohn teaches string bass, music theory, and Music in World Cultures. He holds his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and received the only AD in double bass awarded by the Peabody Conservatory. His principal teachers included Eric Moe, Pablo Ortiz, Eugene Levinson, Eldon Obrecht, and Barry Green. The former principal bassist of the National Chamber Orchestra and Harrisburg Symphonies, he is a member of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestras and an active soloist. His publications have appeared in the book On the Music of Stefan Wolpe (ed. Austin Clarkson) and the journals American String Teacher, Bass World, Double Reed, Fulcrum, Musica Hodie, Muzyka, and Perspectives of New Music; he has read papers at Wolpe Symposia and AMS and SEM conferences and has performed, lectured and adjudicated at international bass conventions. He has recorded and edited for Music Minus One. His compositions have been broadcast nationally.

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