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Grata Galerudo

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Simon Garcia writes: "Grata Galerudo is like a tango waltz and I searched for Argentinian sounding words and 'Grata' and 'galerudo' are both words in lunfardo - an Argentinian dialect used by the tango musicians.

'Grata' is an offender or criminal but treated with great respect in prison for his criminal history and also by the other prisoners. 'Galerudo' is a wealthy and refined person.

The title of the piece brings these two descriptions together and a translation could be a 'dangerous but refined criminal'.


Bassist and composer Simon Garcia was born in Mugardos (Spain) in 1977 and graduated in double bass from the Conservatorio Superior of Salamanca. He has worked as a double bassist in the Royal Orchestra of Galicia, having also performed in many orchestras throughout Spain, and is the bassist in the Symphony Wind Orchestra of A. Coruna. He has collaborated with many musicians and ensembles, particularly in the field of contemporary music, and has recorded and performed on many commercial recordings and for television and radio broadcasts.

Simon Garcia has composed more than twenty works for double bass, ranging from two to six players, alongside transcriptions of these pieces for various chamber ensembles. His music has been performed in Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Italy, Austria, Germany, Canada, USA and UK by The Bass Gang, Bass Instinct and Il Quint-etto amongst others, and some of his music was used as teaching material in the 2011 ISB Year of Collaborative Music. Simon was a 'Featured Composer' at Bass-Fest 2013 and 11 of his works were performed.

Simon Garcia's music is lively, jazzy and rhythmic with great forward momentum and drive. Accessible for players and audiences alike, he writes colourful music of distinction and energy, employing the entire range of the double bass.

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Cat No. RM640
Supplier Code RM640
Price £9.50
ComposerSimon Garcia
CategoryDouble Bass Quartet
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level6 - 8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-640-6
EAN-13 9790570456406
Weight 101 grams
Published 17th September 2013
Availability 5 in stock
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