Morceau de Concert

Double Bass & Piano
Composer: Andre Dulaurens

Product code:

RMD1058

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Recital Music

£7.50

Description

Morceau de Concert was composed in 1922 as the imposed work for the graduating double bassists at the Paris Conservatoire. Long forgotten, it was dedicated to Édouard Nanny, the much respected double bass teacher at the Conservatoire, and, typical of a test piece, it has many musical and technical challenges, sudden changes of mood, employing much of the solo range of the instrument.

Aimed at the intermediate-advanced bassist, the one-movement piece is lyrical and dramatic, inventive and atmospheric, with a strongly independent piano accompaniment that adds colour and momentum to a work that is worthy of rediscovery in the 21st-century.

2022 was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Édouard Nanny and a perfect time to explore the repertoire commissioned by the Paris Conservatoire.

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Description

Morceau de Concert was composed in 1922 as the imposed work for the graduating double bassists at the Paris Conservatoire. Long forgotten, it was dedicated to Édouard Nanny, the much respected double bass teacher at the Conservatoire, and, typical of a test piece, it has many musical and technical challenges, sudden changes of mood, employing much of the solo range of the instrument.

Aimed at the intermediate-advanced bassist, the one-movement piece is lyrical and dramatic, inventive and atmospheric, with a strongly independent piano accompaniment that adds colour and momentum to a work that is worthy of rediscovery in the 21st-century.

2022 was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Édouard Nanny and a perfect time to explore the repertoire commissioned by the Paris Conservatoire.

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EditorDavid Heyes
OrchestrationDouble Bass & Piano
Publishers numberRMD1058

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About the Composer

André Dulaurens, a French violinist and composer, was born in Bordeaux in 1873 and died in Paris in 1932, and was a fairly prolific composer of instrumental and vocal music.

Many works by Dulaurens were published by the leading French publishing houses of the day, although some were self-published from his appropriately named address in Paris (63, avenue Mozart).

A number of his works are still in print, but his name seems to have been gradually forgotten since his death ninety years ago.

About the Arranger

About the Editor

David Heyes (b.1960) studied double bass with Laurence Gray and Bronwen Naish, later at the Royal College of Music in London, and completed his post-graduate studies in Prague with František Pošta (Principal Bass, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra). He has given recitals and masterclasses in 20 countries over the past few years and has been a juror at a number of international competitions, three times as chairman. David’s collaborative work gained him a prestigious award from the David Walter Charitable Trust of New York for his pioneering activities as a soloist, teacher, publisher, and commissioner of new music for double bass and he works with composers throughout the world to expand the double bass repertoire by commissioning new music and by rediscovering forgotten ones. Since 1983 more than 700 works have been written for him, music from one to twenty basses and from beginner to virtuoso, and he has premiered ten contemporary concertos with orchestra. David began to compose in 2013 and has had music performed and recorded in 29 countries across five continents. He is a D’Addario Performing Artist and has recently commissioned a solo double bass from British master-luthier Martin Penning.