First published in Hegner's Method for Double Bass, Romance is a good introduction to cantabile playing and is based on an aria from Hegner's musical theatre work. The bass clef version is not overly demanding, and an advanced version (in treble clef) is also included.
Ludvig Hegner (1851-1923) wrote in a tonal and traditional style, making effective use of the capabilities of the solo double bass, and RM plans to publish several more of his works as part of an on-going 'Heritage Series'.
The Heritage Series
The history of the double bass features many player-composers who created a wealth of music for bassists of all abilities. Recital Music publish a wide and eclectic range of music by these important figures from the history of the instrument, particularly from the 19th and early 20th-centuries, and more works are in preparation. Some names are well known today, others almost forgotten, but each made a valuable contribution to the repertoire of the double bass and helped create a unique repertoire which deserves to be performed.