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Allegretto Scherzante

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Simon Garcia writes: "Allegretto Scherzante is inspired by the music of the silent movies, specifically in a drunk scene of "One A.M." by Charlie Chaplin. It was created for performance with or without a film backdrop and, both versions work well. The piece passes through different moods and styles, including lyrical and rhythmical passages using much of the range of the instrument. It´s a fresh work with a playful spirit, Scherzando."

Allegretto Scherzante was premiered at Bass-Fest 2013 (Silk Mill, Frome) on Sunday 4 August 2013 by Simon Garcia (double bass) and Mark Cracknell (piano).

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 thirty works for double bass, ranging from one to twelve 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 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.

Simon Garcia was a Featured Composer and guest soloist at Bass-Fest 2013 (3-7 August, The Silk Mill, Frome, UK), when 10 of his works were performed, including the premiere of Time Capsule for double bass octet. He returns to Bass-Fest 2014 (15-17 August) again as a Featured Composer and soloist.

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Cat No. RM651
Supplier Code RM651
Price £7.50
ComposerSimon Garcia
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-651-2
EAN-13 9790570456512
Weight 101 grams
Published 23rd July 2015
Availability 6 in stock
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