Bass Monsters

Double Bass & Piano
Composer: Simon Garcia

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RMD1061

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Recital Music

£7.50

Description

Bass Monsters is originally for double bass quartet and was arranged for double bass and piano by the composer. It is a fun, exciting and vibrant piece which is aimed at the advanced bassist. It has a great rhythmic energy and momentum, using the entire range of the solo double bass, and has been popular with bassists and audiences alike.

This edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.

Simón García writes: “Bass Monsters was commissioned by Claus Freudenstein, leader of the international double bass ensemble of the same name who play rock music as a double bass quartet. The piece begins with an introduction in epic style where, little by little, the music reaches a climax and from here the main piece begins, which was inspired by the British Heavy Metal ‘Iron Maiden’.

To give the maximum possible realism I wrote it the same as any song of this style, with slow and fast differentiated parts, lyrics and chorus, guitar solo… Accompaniments with a rhythmic force along, with virtuosic solos, make this piece very fresh and very forceful. The changes of sections and modulations surprise the audience at every moment and the piece transmits an energy that soon spreads.”

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Description

Bass Monsters is originally for double bass quartet and was arranged for double bass and piano by the composer. It is a fun, exciting and vibrant piece which is aimed at the advanced bassist. It has a great rhythmic energy and momentum, using the entire range of the solo double bass, and has been popular with bassists and audiences alike.

This edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.

Simón García writes: “Bass Monsters was commissioned by Claus Freudenstein, leader of the international double bass ensemble of the same name who play rock music as a double bass quartet. The piece begins with an introduction in epic style where, little by little, the music reaches a climax and from here the main piece begins, which was inspired by the British Heavy Metal ‘Iron Maiden’.

To give the maximum possible realism I wrote it the same as any song of this style, with slow and fast differentiated parts, lyrics and chorus, guitar solo… Accompaniments with a rhythmic force along, with virtuosic solos, make this piece very fresh and very forceful. The changes of sections and modulations surprise the audience at every moment and the piece transmits an energy that soon spreads.”

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OrchestrationDouble Bass & Piano
Publishers numberRMD1061

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About the Composer

Bassist and composer Simón García was born in Mugardos (Spain) in 1977 and graduated in double bass from the Conservatorio Superior of Salamanca. He has worked as a double bassist in the Royal Orchestra of Galicia, having also performed in many orchestras throughout Spain, and is the bassist in the Symphony Wind Orchestra of A. Coruna. He has collaborated with many musicians and ensembles, particularly in the field of contemporary music, and has recorded and performed on many commercial recordings and for television and radio broadcasts. Simón has composed more than sixty works for double bass, ranging from one to twelve players, alongside transcriptions of these pieces for various chamber ensembles. His music has been performed in Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Italy, Austria, Germany, Canada, USA, and UK by The Bass Gang, Bass Instinct, and Il Quint-etto amongst others.

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