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Svend Asmussen

- One of the best jazz-violin players of all time, Svend Asmussen (“The Great Dane”) passed away February 2017, three weeks before his 101 years birthday. Read a short Biography HERE

Ellen Bick Asmussen, Svend Asmussens widow, has kindly given access to Svends posthumous manuscripts of compositions and arrangements for free publishing. “It is in the spirit of Svend” as she points out. The pile of music scores includes:

  • A Few complete arrangements. (Often were they reworked in collaboration with the musicians).
  • Single parts from arrangements of own compositions and standards. (The other parts were given to the musicians and are disappeared).
  • Sketches of all kinds.

The editor of the music has in most cases consulted the recordings and/or transcribed instrument parts by ear to correct and complete a score and thereby make it useable for musicians. Comments are in the scores. For each composition you'll find

  • a PDF with score and parts,
  • a PDF with a relevant Svend Asmussen original page,
  • an mp3 with the computer-sound and
  • in some cases an mp3 with ca. 20 seconds from the original LP or CD.

Editor and engraver is Arne Dich, pianist, bassoonist, arranger, composer and retired ass. professor from Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark. www.dichmusik.dk. FeedBack Email. The music is engraved in the notation-program Dorico.

The Asmussen Score-Library will be updated regulary.
Updated september 2018 - see NEWS

- Download for non-commercial use only. All rights © Svend Asmussen -

Title
Composer
Instrumentation Recorded on:
A Fiddler in Rio
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Clarinet in Bb & Piano LP "Ivan, Svend och Putte spelar för er", 1977
A Fiddler in Rio
Sv.Asmussen
Flute & Piano Not recorded
A Fiddler in Rio
Sv.Asmussen
Flute, violin & Piano Not recorded
Alabama Barbecue
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, guitar, bass & drums CD "Fiddling Around", 1994
Bossa Pizzicato
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, guitar, bass & Rhythm Not recorded
Calling all Keys
Sv.Asmussen
Violin & Piano Not recorded
Fat Tuesday Rag
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Guitar & Bass CD "Fiddling Around", 1994
Fat Tuesday Rag
Sv.Asmussen
Violin & Piano Not recorded
Hambo om Bakfoten
Sv.Asmussen
Violin & Piano Not recorded
Hambo om Bakfoten
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Clarinet in Bb & Piano LP "Ivan, Svend och Putte spelar för er", 1977
Hambo om Bakfoten
Sv.Asmussen
Solo-violin & String-Orchestra Not recorded
Lapp Nils' Polska
Sweedish Trad.
Violin, guitar or piano & Bass CD "Swingin' with Svend", 1988, David Grisman Quintet
Nadja
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, guitar, rhythm-guitars, bass LP "String Swing" from 1983
Nadja
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Piano, RhythmGuitar, Bass & Drums LP/CD "June Night", 1983
Sambastiana
Sv.Asmussen
Violin-duo Not recorded
Sermon for Stuff
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Guitar, bass & drums CD "Still Fiddling", 1999
The little Mermaid
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Guitar, bass & drums CD "Fiddling Around", 1994
Samba Gitana
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Guitar, bass & drums Not recorded
Svends Danska Polska
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Clarinet in Bb & Piano LP “Musik i Kyrkan"1975
Svends Danska Polska
Sv.Asmussen
Violin & Piano Not recorded
Take Off Blues
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Guitar, bass & drums CD "Fiddling Around" 1994 & Live-CD "Fit as a Fiddle" 1997
Waltz from Delsbo
Sweedish FolkDance
Violin, Organ, Bass & Drums LP "The Asmussen Thigpen Quartet" 1974.
4 Songs
Sv.Asmussen
Voice & Piano, Text: Ellen Bick Asmussen Not recorded
June Night - 3 Improvisations
Sv.Asmussen
Violin, Guitar, bass & drums CD "Fiddling Around", 1994 & 2 more
Concerto for Svend for Wind-Band
Arr. Arne Dich
Clarinet, Bassoon & Wind-Band 5 Svend A. compositions in a classical ConcertForm for Wind-Band
Concerto for Svend
Arr. Arne Dich
Clarinet, Bassoon & 7 Winds 5 Svend A. compositions in a classical ConcertForm for Wind-nonet
Professor's Notes
NEWS
Thanks
Biography
Solo-Bowing
Feedback from down-loaners
LINKS
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