Concert Duo for Double Basses (1989)
Sheet music (very low-res graphic) and MP3 audio examples.
Concert Duo was written in 1989 for Mark Tatum and Jim Sowards (bassists with the New Mexico Sumphony Orchestra). They wanted a piece they could play in formal concert settings as well as for children shows. Though a virtuosic piece, Concert Duo has been performed by adventurous bass players in major countries in Europe and throughout the United States. The piece is rhapsodic in the first movement and has a "cajun-like" dance second movement. It is polytonal, contrapuntal, and polyphonic, and runs about 15 minutes. Below there are two audio samples from each movement. The sheet music can be played in either solo or orchestral tunings. The piece can be heard on the CD, "Bass Ascending vol. 1" with Patrick Neher playing both bass parts (multi-track) and is published by ISG Publications: Copyright and All Other Rights are Reserved.
MP3 audio samples: Rhapsody . A Most Ridiculous Dance
It is recommended to listen to the samples using head phones, or a high-quality computer speaker system.