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Baroque Suite

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Although known primarily for his choral music, Humphrey Clucas has written a number of successful works for double bass and his lively and easy going compositional style has been popular with players and teachers alike. Aimed at the good intermediate bassist (Grade 6/7), this suite is similar to the Bach Cello Suite format and consists of a Prelude followed by a set of dance-movements. Written in a lively and approachable style, there are effective musical and technical challenges within the orchestral register and these would be ideal as both study and concert music.

Baroque Suite was premiered by Eloise Riddell during Bass-Fest (2009) at Wells Cathedral School.

Prelude or Gigue have been selected for inclusion on the 2010 Intermediate Certificate repertoire by Trinity-Guildhall Exams.

Prelude has been selected for Level 6 by MTB Exams (www.mtbexams.com)

Humphrey Clucas was born in 1941 and read English at King's College, Cambridge, where he was also a Choral Scholar. Having taught English for twenty-seven years he subsequently became a Lay Vicar at Westminster Abbey but is now retired.

As a composer he is self taught, and although he is well-known for a set of Anglican Responses written as an undergraduate, almost all his serious music has been written over the last twenty-five years. He has a growing reputation as a choral composer and has produced an impressive and steady stream of choral works, both sacred and secular, alongside much instrumental music. He has written works for Cathedrals in Chichester, Guildford, Salisbury and Winchester, as well as for King's College, Cambridge, Southwell Minster and Westminster Abbey.


  • 1. Prelude
  • 2. Allemande
  • 3. Courante
  • 4. Sarabande
  • 5. Menuet I
  • 6. Menuet II
  • 7. Gigue
Cat No. RM141
ComposerHumphrey Clucas
CategoryDouble Bass Solo
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level6 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-141-8
EAN-13 9790570451418
Weight 52 grams
Published 15th August 2009
Availability OUT OF PRINT.
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