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Choral by Auguste Chapuis is now available as a PDF download.


Dedicated to French bassist Edouard Nanny, this exquisite miniature is now available in both solo and orchestral tunings (published together) for the first time. The music is strongly independent and lyrical, in a mildly modern idiom, and makes an ideal recital work for the good intermediate bassist (c.Grade 8). The influence of Ravel and Debussy is obvious and this has much to commend it to any adventurous bassist looking for something a little different. The piano accompaniment is strong yet supportive.

Choral has been selected for Level 8 by MTB Exams (www./mtbexams.com)

Auguste Chapuis was a French organist and composer who was born in Dampierre-sur-Salon (Haute-Saone) on 20 April 1858 and died in Paris on 6 December 1933. He was a student of Th. Dubois, Jules Massenet and Cesar Franck at the Paris Conservatoire, and subsequently became organist of Notre-Dame-des-Champs and St. Rochelle. He composed three church masses, three operas, chamber music and educational music.

"Choral is an interesting and most welcome turn of the 20th-century French work. The composer was a pupil of Massenet and Franck. Choral covers a three-octave range, though it is largely unproblematic from a technical standpoint. The opening is forceful, even declamatory, and might almost have been worked into a sonata exposition. There then follows a lyrical second theme. Both these ideas return again, so overall the work offers the possibility of demonstrating two aspects of the performer's playing in a short but really effective way. It's a good addition to the repertoire." [ESTA News & Views]

Recorded by Alexander Michno.

This new edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.

Performance Level: Grade 8+

See https://dbbpublications.gumroad.com/l/chapuischorale

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Cat No. RM188
Price £9.50
ComposerAuguste Chapuis
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-188-3
EAN-13 9790570451883
Weight 96 grams
Published 1st April 2004
Availability 2 in stock
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