Yesterday, during one of the hands-on sessions after the Esplanade Presents: At the Concourse: Basso Bravo! performance, one of the members of the public came by to play on the double bass. He asked if I could play one of Bach's works for him, and he sang it out. He was singing an excerpt from the Prelude of the first Bach's cello suite. To be honest, I did not play it for him. It is a work that I have not quite practise before, and during the hands-on session it was more appropriate for me to stay focused on facilitating the session than on attempting to perform.
For the benefit of this gentleman, if he were to visit this blog, here's a YouTube video of double bassist, Matt Heller, playing an excerpt from the Prelude of J.S. Bach's Suite for Solo Cello No. 1:
Special thanks to Jason Heath for posting the above video on his double bass blog. If you would like to listen to more double bass videos, do check out the links found on Jason Heath's double bass blog, under the categorty bass videos
Also listen to:
Rostropovich plays the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1
Mischa Maisky plays Bach - Cello Suite No.1 i-Prelude