Double Bass Concerto

“Farewell to St. Petersburg”

Double Bass, optional 3 part Bass Ch

Double Bass Concerto

“Farewell to St. Petersburg”

Double Bass, optional 3 part Bass Ch

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Series: String Solo Publisher: Schott Format: Softcover Double Bass Composer: Gavin Bryars

This concerto has the unusual addition of an optional male voice choir. Many Russian elements influenced Bryars when he was writing the piece, not least the text for the bass voices which is taken from Glinka’s song cycle Farewell to St Petersburg. Bryars writes “The orchestration is quite light throughout, so that the singing quality of the double bass can emerge. The emphasis in terms of tessitura is on the middle register, though in the closing section there is a passage in natural harmonics. Although the piece is not designed to be a virtuoso showpiece, there is a brief cadenza in which the soloist is supported at times by other solo instruments (bass clarinet, viola, cello, bass).”

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Double Bass
  • Men's Choir

$24.99 (US) Inventory #HL 49045803 UPC: 841886030091 Publisher Code: ED13956 Run time: 0:28:00 52 pages

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