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Heroes & Villains

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Simon Garcia writes: "Heroes & Villains is work for double bass trio where players of different levels can play together. I wrote it for the bass students at Agolada Music Camp, where I am the bass teacher, and it is inspired by comic heroes and villains and the fight between good and evil. Evil is represented with a low theme with a worrisome and mysterious atmosphere and good is represented by a lyrical and epic theme.

Heroes & Villains a colourful and powerful work where players will have the opportunity to explore different playing styles such as sul ponticello, tremolo, harmonics, pizzicato alongside some rhythmic challenges."

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 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 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. RM912
Supplier Code RM912
Price £9.50
ComposerSimon Garcia
CategoryDouble Bass Trio
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level7 - 8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-912-4
EAN-13 9790570459124
Weight 130 grams
Published 11th January 2016
Availability 6 in stock
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