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Double Bass Solo

By Peteris Vasks

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Double Bass - difficult
Double Bass Solo. Composed by Peteris Vasks (1946-). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Kontrabass-Bibliothek (Double Bass Library). Ein instrumentengerechtes undwirkungsvolles Virtuosenstuck, das am Ende mit einer wohl sehr ungewohnlichen Uberraschung aufwartet: Der Spieler singt (oder pfeift) eine einfache Walzermelodie und begleitet serenadenhaft sich selbst. Classical. Composed 2002-2003. 12 pages. Duration 10'. Schott Music #KBB7. Published by Schott Music (HL.49013122).

Item Number: HL.49013122

ISBN 9783795798451. 9.0x12.0x0.058 inches.

Peteris Vasks from Latvia, who is known for his atmospheric pieces for string orchestra "Cantabile", "Musica dolorosa" and "Voices", is concentrating increasingly on chamber music. He was commissioned to compose a ten-minute solo for double bass for the 2003 ARD music competition in Munich. As Vasks himself studied the double bass, it is an effective virtuoso piece well suited to the instrument which awaits the performer, and there is what is probably a very unusual surprise at the end: the player sings (or whistles) a simple waltz melody as a serenade to accompany himself.

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