The word competition is for a competition that I entered for the double bass. I was really pleased with this composition. The last movement is very hard I think to pull off. As usual these are just computer mp3’s so just for an idea of the overview.
For the first movement I wanted to reverse the normal role of the solo to the piano, in that as the bass was a low instrument then instead of low note and chord in the accompaniment I would have a high note plus chord. I also added touches of reverse Jazz like bits.
The slow movement is exploring the low rich sound that I love from the bass in the form of a scale like passage, and rising harmony.
I wanted to try something unusual with this movement and see if I could write a jig for the Double bass. It should be fun to play.