World's Largest Sheet Music Selection

17225726
17225726
17225726

Double Bass Concerto

Farewell to St. Petersburg

By Gavin Bryars

Be the first! Write a Review
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/double-bass-concerto-sheet-music/17225726?aff_id=69435

Double bass and orchestra (2.0.1.bcl.1.cbsn-2.0.0.0-timp.2perc(glsp, crot, vib, tub bells, tam-t, b.d)-hp-str(0.0.6.4.2 preferred))
Farewell to St. Petersburg. Composed by Gavin Bryars (1943-). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. String. Piano reduction with solo part. Composed 2002. 36 pages. Duration 28'. Schott Music #ED 12932. Published by Schott Music (HL.49015743).

Item Number: HL.49015743

ISBN 9790220125744. 9x12 inches.

Written for Duncan McTier, 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).' (Gavin Bryars).

About Special Imports

Special Import titles are specialty titles that are not generally offered for sale by US based retailers. These items must be obtained from our overseas suppliers. When you order a special import title, our overseas warehouse will ship it to you directly at the time of order, typically within one business day. However, the shipment time will be slower than items shipped from our US warehouse. It may take up to 4-6 weeks to get to you.

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.