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For the Beauty of the Earth

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For the Beauty of the Earth was composed in 2014 and is dedicated to Dorothy Nancekievill who was Director of Music at Wells Cathedral School for many years. Originally for solo or unison voices and piano, also by a female choir and piano, this new edition is scored for SATB choir and piano.

The music is simple but evocative, with a supportive piano accompaniment which is both colourful and effective. Written in a popular and melodic style, using a limited number of chords, the music will hopefully appeal to choirs and audiences alike.

David Heyes studied double bass with Laurence Gray and Bronwen Naish and later at the Royal College of Music in London. He completed his post-graduate studies in Prague with Frantisek Posta (Principal Double Bass, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra). He has given recitals and masterclasses in 13 countries over the past few years and has been a juror at a number of international competitions, twice as chairman.

David has been Specialist Double Bass Tutor at Wells Cathedral School for 19 years and received a prestigious award from the David Walter Charitable Trust of New York for his pioneering activities as a soloist, teacher, publisher and commissioner of new music for double bass. He works with composers throughout the world and is particularly interested to expand the double bass repertoire, by commissioning new works and by rediscovering forgotten ones. Over the past 30 years he has commissioned more than 500 works, from beginner to virtuoso, and from one to twenty basses.

David has transcribed more than 200 works for double bass, many published by Recital Music, and in recent year has also composed a number of original works for double bass which have been performed in Britain, America, Venezuela, Turkey, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Malta, Ireland, Ecuador and Czech Republic. David is self-taught as a composer and his music has been described as lyrical, evocative and accessible, but certainly of the 21st-century.

See http://contrabassconversations.com/2016/10/24/264-david-heyes-leaving-legacy/

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Cat No. RM964
Supplier Code RM964
Price £2.00
ComposerDavid Heyes
TextFolliott S. Pierpoint
CategoryChoral Songs (mixed Voices)
PublisherRecital Music
ISMN 979-0-57045-964-3
EAN-13 9790570459643
Weight 14 grams
Published 25th July 2017
Availability 50 in stock