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Creature Comforts (exotic and endangered species)

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Scottish composer-educator Katrina Gordon was recently commissioned by an international group of musicians from the UK, USA, Belgium and Portugal to write a suite of eight pieces for the progressing young bassist and completed in August 2020.

Creature Comforts (exotic and endangered species) is a fascinating suite to engage and inspire young bassists (c.Grade 4-5 level). Each piece is named after a rare and endangered species, featuring a short and fascinating programme note about each animal by the composer, with piano accompaniments which are colourful and accessible, aimed at the double bass teacher with some pianistic skills rather than the virtuoso. The double bass part playing styles such as arco, pizzicato, col legno and tremolando, alongside a range of keys and time signatures, which offer both an educational aspect within attractive pieces which are full of character and invention.

Available as a print edition or as a PDF file -,please contact doublebass@tiscali.co.uk if you are interested to purchase the PDF file.

Katrina Gordon studied at the Royal Academy of Music (London) and the Royal Northern College of Music, and went on to pursue a career as a freelance bassoon player in Scotland, performing with many of the leading Scottish orchestras and ensembles. She now lives in her native town of Thurso, located on the far north coast of Scotland, where her musical horizons have been widened by a lively amateur music scene.


  • 2. Markhor
  • 3. Narwhal
  • 4. Two-toed Sloth
  • 5. Colugo
  • 6. Pygmy Jerboa
  • 7. Lowland Streaked Tenrec
  • 8. Solenodon
  • 1. Kinkajou

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Cat No. RM1088
Supplier Code RM1088
Price £12.50
ComposerKatrina Gordon
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level3 - 5
Weight 100 grams
Published 30th September 2020
Availability 9 in stock
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