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Prologue and Two Scenes

for Double Bass (1985)

 

For unaccompanied double bass; premiered October 15, 1984, 8:00 P.M. at the French Library, Boston; Todd Seeber, double bass; performed as part of the premiere concert of Underground Composers.

Prologue and Two Scenes for Double Bass was composed for Todd Seeber as a bravura showcase for his unique talents. The piece demands great technical prowess, utilizing the entire range of the instrument while requiring a constant foucs on the lyrical and expressive skills of the player. The movements are titled Prologue, Aria, and Scherzo.