The modern bass (also called the double bass or contrabass) is the last survivor of the medieval viol family. Unlike the violin, viola, and cello, the bass retains the distinctive body shape of the viol, as well as the tuning scheme (in fourths, rather than fifths) of its ancestors. John Harbison alludes to that history in his Concerto for Bass Viol and Orchestra, which consists of three movements with historically-charged titles: a Lamento, a Cavatina, and a Rondo. The bass line throughout is melodic, departing from the traditional role of the instrument as a harmonic support to an ensemble. The piece received its premiere in 2006 with Joel Quarrington as soloist, accompanied by the Toronto Symphony.
This edition is for bass with piano reduction; actually, it contains two piano reductions: one for concert tuning, and one for solo tuning. Published by Associated Music Publishers, Inc., and distributed by Hal Leonard.
Sheet Music Return Policy If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title
If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 8007934334 or email us at [email protected]