Brahms Intermezzo No 2 Op 117 arranged for Bass

I love playing this intermezzo on piano, and noodling around I realized that at least the main themes translated to bass well, so I set out to transcribe/arrange it in early 2021. It’s written for doublebass but works on bass guitar equally well. It is written for pizzicato (especially the double-stops) but I’d be interested to hear if it works for somebody with bow.


Lilypond source file (has .txt extension because WordPress won’t upload .ly files):

Stuart Popejoy/Chris Cochrane play Infrequent Seams STREAMFEST Dec 2020

Infrequent Seams is pleased to present the December 2020 edition of our semi-annual online Streamfest. Featuring work by musicians, composers, poets, visual artists, and playwrights from around the world, this inaugural Streamfest will be presented in Twitch, Facebook Live, and Youtube Live four four days, from December 17-20.


Stuart and Chris play night IV here:

Grab their CD on Infrequent Seams:

Livestream w/ Sarah Bernstein @ Chicago Jazz Strings Summit May 9 2020 10pm

Thrilled to perform duo with Sarah, streaming from our Brooklyn home as part of the Chicago Jazz Strings Summit, a festival presented annually by the wonderful cellist Tomeka Reid. We’ll be playing+interpreting Sarah’s tunes in a 30 minute set starting at 10pm EST.

Chicago Jazz Strings Summit
Sarah Bernstein – violin, Stuart Popejoy – electric bass
Saturday May 9, 10 pm EST
(Full festival runs 9-11 pm EST)

Tomeka Reid presents Chicago Jazz String Summit


Friday, May 8
8:00pm Marika Hughes – cello
8:30pm Jesse Zubot – viola
9:00pm Chris Hoffman – cello
9:30pm Jacqui Kerrod – harp

Saturday, May 9
8:00pm Kaethe Hostetter – violin
8:30pm Tatsu Aoki and Jamie Kempkers – shamisen/cello
9:00pm Sarah Bernstein and Stuart Popejoy – violin/bass
9:30pm Melanie Dyer with Gwen Laster and Ken Filiano

BASSOON & SUGARLIFE double feature at Sex Shoppe!

BASSOON rare show and SUGARLIFE on the same bill at the SEX SHOPPE this saturday! Rare Bassoon appearance warming up for us going into the studio the following days for our 2nd LP, and the first sugar-double-bill for the kid — normally these paths do not cross so prepare to be shocked dizzy!

Sex Shoppe
BASSOON – 8:30pm
Wood and Oil – 9:30pm
SUGARLIFE – 10:30pm
$10 cover
1040 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY (L to Grand St)