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Lourdes Montgomery writes: "In the opening of this little work the first violinist introduces in a somewhat sombre tone a hint of the motive that is to become the main theme. After only a few bars a subtle rhythmic underpinning begins. Established by the double bass soloist and echoed by the violins, it serves to set up the main theme to be presented by the soloist beginning in measure nine. The prominent rhythmic component of this theme, a somewhat syncopated dotted quarter-half note-eighth note pattern, sets an assertive tone early in the piece. Intensity continues to build with the introduction of a more active yet sweet second theme in the relative major commencing some sixteen measures later. Soon the soloist climbs into his highest register to embellish the violins, who have now decided to take a turn with the first theme. As the bass soloist again takes over, he offers an abbreviated permutation of this theme just before his cadenza. The work closes as the soloist repeats the opening somber motive that was initially presented by the first violinist in the introduction."

Born in Havana, Cuba, Lourdes C. Montgomery moved to the United States at age five. She studied jazz piano at Miami-Dade Community College with Sanford Gold and, at the University of Miami, music composition with Dr. Dennis Kam as well as classical piano with Dr. Rosalina Sackstein. Many of Lourdes' sacred and liturgical compositions are published by Oregon Catholic Press, who also produced her CD entitled "De La Cruz a la Gloria", and World Library Publications.

In 2008, Lourdes was honored to have her song Bienaventurados ("The Beatitudes") was performed at the mass of Pope Benedict XVI that was held at the National Stadium in Washington, D.C., and televised nationally. In 2005 Lourdes became music director at St. Vincent de Paul Church in the Ozark Mountains of NW Arkansas, where she now lives with her double bassist husband Michael Montgomery.

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Cat No. RM869
Supplier Code RM869
Price £15.00
ComposerLourdes C. Montgomery
CategoryDouble Bass And String Orchestra
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level7 - 8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-869-1
EAN-13 9790570458691
Weight 181 grams
Published 14th December 2015
Availability 8 in stock
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