Double Bass Sonata

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.

Double Bass Sonata Movement 1competition score

 

Double Bass Sonata Movement 1competition Double Bass

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.

Double Bass Sonata Movement 2 slow score

 

Double Bass Sonata Movement 2 slow Double Bass

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.

Double Bass Sonata Movement 3 Rondo for competition score

 

Double Bass Sonata Movement 3 Rondo for competition Double Bass