SATIE Gymnopedies Nr. 1
Arranged for double bass and piano (Bunya)
Gymnopedies has originally been composed for piano solo and is today played on nearly each instrument. Claude Debussy's arrangement for full orchestra (1896) is possibly the most famous version of that piece. To the present day there is no arrangement of Gymnopedies for double bass. My wife, Katrin Triguart, has wished for a very long time to play it on double bass herself. So I gave her my arrangement of the first dance as a birthday present.
Michinori Bunya, Feb 2006