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Boosey & Hawkes

A beautiful and poignant lament which is ideally suited to the double bass. Originally for cello, this new edition returns to the cello version [Theme & Variations] adding an extended (but optional) piano introduction, and demonstrates the dark and soulful colours of the solo double bass. Long flowing phrases allow the intermediate bassist to demonstrate both musical and technical accomplishment in an accessible range of the instrument. The soulful and wistful melody transcribes beautifully for double bass allowing the instrument to display its bel canto and lyrical capabilities.

A three bar section towards the end of the piece is playable as written or an octave higher, giving bassists the opportunity to play high harmonics within a beautiful and evocative melody.

This is an ideal study or recital work with its supportive and pulsing accompaniment and has been one of Recital Music's bestsellers since it was published.