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Conversation in Orange & Brown for cello & double bass

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By Greg Bartholomew

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Cello, Double Bass - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Greg Bartholomew. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Post-Romantic, Repertoire, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 13 pages. Burke & Bagley #BB120. Published by Burke & Bagley (S0.7304).

Item Number: S0.7304

Originally composed as a duet for tuba & horn, this arrangement for cello & double bass was recorded by David Keller, cello, and Douglas Johnson, double bass, on Access Contemporary Music's Weekly Reading series in March 2011. Comments of the judges of the 2010 Recital Music Double Bass Composition Competition: "This is an interesting work, exploring a range of colors and textures. The bass part, on the whole, uses the orchestral range of the instrument and would offer few technical problems for the good intermediate bassist. The double bass is used well, as both soloist, accompanist and equal partner, and the contrast of arco and pizzicato create new and interesting textures. "The contrasting musical ideas are effective, and the use of solos, question and answer, and unified rhythms help to maintain interest for players and audiences alike. The cello and double bass duo is a popular ensemble with bassists and this piece would fit easily into any recital and for any audience. The changing tonalities keep the piece alive and alert. "Conversation in Orange & Brown doesn't outstay its welcome and would be accessible to many musicians. The opening theme (bars 1-13) could be played successfully one octave higher, putting it into a very effective solo register, and is included as an ossia in that octave for the advanced bassist.".

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