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.
A set of 3 viola and piano pieces based loosely around a musing on the way haiku poems are constructed. There are also three Violin and Piano arrangements as well. If you wish any other combination of this or any pieces please let me know and I would be happy to oblige.
These are the original Happy Piece 2 for Marimba and Violin, plus two arrangements for Piano and viola and violin. Also an arrangement of Happy Piece 4 for strings from the piano version.
Here are some of my compositions, sorted out into Instruments and groups of Instruments. Click on any image below to go to the corresponding page.