Recital Programs

The Dancing Double Bass

A Solo Recital presented by Michael T. Geib

Future Recitals

5:00pm Sunday September 15, 2024

100 E 5th Street, Edmond, OK 73034Facebook Event Link:Coming Soon!


Please hold applause to before and after each Part of the Program.

Part 1:

Sonata in D minor, Op. 4, No. 8: Adagio

Arcangelo CORRELLI, arr. Dragonetti

Waltz 7 in D Major: Vivace

Waltz 8 in G Major: Vivace

Waltz 9 in F Major: Vivace


Part 2:

Andante cantabile in G minor

Giovanni BOTTESINI, arr. Geib

Waltz 10 in Bb Major: Allegretto

Waltz 11 in D Major: Vivace

Waltz 12 in F Major: Presto



Fantasia in D Major

Michael T. GEIB

Part 3:

Sonata No. 1 in D minor: Adagio

Élisabeth-Claude JACQUET de la GUERRE, arr. Geib

Waltz 1 in G Major: Vivace

Waltz 2 in C Major: Presto

Waltz 3 in G Major: Vivace


Part 4:

Larghetto in G# minor


Waltz 4 in Ab Major: Allegro

Waltz 5 in Eb Major: Vivace

Waltz 6 in A Major: Vivace



Une larme

Gioachino ROSSINI, arr. Geib

Program Notes:

Double Bassists are constantly searching for music to perform, as there is not an abundance of solo music written specifically for the instrument.  Domenico Dragonetti’s 12 Waltzes are likely the first known works written for the unaccompanied modern double bass, yet they are not considered a standard part of the pedagogical repertoire. It is my hope that these works will enable double bassists of all levels to add this wonderful, idiomatic music to their own performance catalog. This concert features these brilliant waltzes, as well as other short vignettes written during the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Today's recital is being performed on a late 1700’s Italian double bass built during Dragonetti’s lifetime, as well as a convex bow common during the Classical period. Some repeats have been changed or omitted in the spirit of maintaining a consistent structure amongst the waltzes.

Thank you for being here, enjoy the music!

Past Recitals

5:00pm Friday, April 12, 2024

181 Jersey Lane, Clemson, SC 29634Facebook Event Link:


8:00pm Tuesday March 19, 2024

105 W. Brandeis Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208Facebook Event Link:


1:00pm Friday March 1, 2024

51 S 6th Street, Unit C. Fort Smith, AR 72901Facebook Event Link:


2:00pm Tuesday November 7, 2023

Westbrook Music Building (109)

1104 R St, Lincoln, NE 68588Facebook Event Link:


7:00pm Wednesday, July 5, 2023

959 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431

2023 Dyberry Creek Music Festival

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6:30pm Friday, June 2, 2023

300 Norman Center Ct, Norman, OK 73072Facebook Event Link:


5:00pm Saturday, May 13, 2023

5842 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS 66203Facebook Event Link:


7:30pm Thursday, March 16, 2023

Harris Concert Hall 

3775 Central Avenue, Memphis, 38111Facebook Event Link:


6:00pm Monday, March 13, 2023 

320 N. Campus Walk, Fayetteville, AR 72701Facebook Event Link:


1:00pm Thursday, January 19, 2023

501 S Cincinnati Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103Facebook Event Link: