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Composed for the students at Wells Cathedral School, this effective and evocative work has been performed successfully throughout the world.

"...so haunting a piece." (ISB)

"A lacrimosa is usually a traditional movement of the Latin Requiem Mass, reflected here in the church-like harmony...well worth adding to the repertoire of advanced quartets." (Bass News)

"Gajdos brings to this quartet his usual well-balanced scoring and refreshing harmonies...Lacrimosa is a successful and enjoyable exercise in close harmony for four double basses." (Double Bassist)

Miloslav Gajdos has composed and arranged more than 200 works for double bass in a successful 40 year career. His works for every level of bassist are performed worldwide, and Recital Music is his principal publisher. Many new works are in preparation - please contact the publishers for further details.

Performance Level: 6;8

Miloslav Gajdos is one of Europe's most active and inventive bassist-composers. He was born in northern Moravia in 1948 and initially learned violin before transferring to the double bass, studying with Alois Kriz, Jiri Bortlicek and Ludwig Streicher. He has been Professor of Double Bass at the Vejvenovsky Conseravtoire in Kromeriz (Czech Republic) since 1971, and was a member of the Olomouc Symphony Orchestra for a number of years. He is Director of the Gregora International Double Bass Competition, founded in 1979 and held every two years in Kromeriz, and has been a juror at many competitions in Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Miloslav Gajdos is a prolific composer and arranger and, for almost 40 years, has produced a vast body of original works and transcriptions for double bass which are performed worldwide. His original works combine Czech lyricism and melody with brilliant technical demands, and music from one to sixteen double basses. He writes in a traditional and accessible style, producing music for every level of performer, particularly for the advanced bassist, and his many works for unaccompanied double bass are frequently chosen as international competition repertoire.

Miloslav Gajdos was Recital Music's Featured Composer in 2007 and has recently revised a number of earlier works for the intermediate bassist which will be published by Recital Music.
[Gajdos is pronounced GUY-DOSH]

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Cat No. RM056
Price £10.50
ComposerMiloslav Gajdos
CategoryDouble Bass Quartet
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level6 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-056-5
EAN-13 9790570450565
Weight 66 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 4 in stock
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