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Simon Garcia writes: "Elegía is a piece I wrote in just one day a few days before the death of my grandfather. It´s a piece in the 19th-century romantic style and I wrote it in a similar style to a 19th-century string quartet. It begins with the main theme that will be develop throughout the piece and in all parts, like a dialogue. Elegia is in one movement and is both expressive and reflective. Possibly a good piece to understand how a romantic string quartet works from an original piece for bass."

Elegia was premiered by Gravissimo Bass Quartet (Alfonso Morán, Marta García, Saúl Puga and Simón García) on 5th June 2018 at Via Stellae Festival in Spain.

Bassist and composer Simon Garcia was born in Mugardos (Spain) in 1977 and graduated in double bass from the Conservatorio Superior of Salamanca. He has worked as a double bassist in the Royal Orchestra of Galicia, having also performed in many orchestras throughout Spain, and is the bassist in the Symphony Wind Orchestra of A. Coruna. He has collaborated with many musicians and ensembles, particularly in the field of contemporary music, and has recorded and performed on many commercial recordings and for television and radio broadcasts.

Simon Garcia has composed more than twenty works for double bass, ranging from two to six players, alongside transcriptions of these pieces for various chamber ensembles. His music has been performed in Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Italy, Austria, Germany, Canada, USA and UK by The Bass Gang, Bass Instinct and Il Quint-etto amongst others, and some of his music was used as teaching material in the 2011 ISB Year of Collaborative Music.

Simon Garcia's music is lively, jazzy and rhythmic with great forward momentum and drive. Accessible for players and audiences alike, he writes colourful music of distinction and energy, employing the entire range of the double bass.

Simon Garcia was a Featured Composer and guest soloist at Bass-Fest 2013 (3-7 August, The Silk Mill, Frome, UK), when 10 of his works were performed, including the premiere of Time Capsule for double bass octet. He returns to Bass-Fest 2014 (15-17 August) again as a Featured Composer and soloist.

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Cat No. RM639
Supplier Code RM639
Price £10.00
ComposerSimon Garcia
CategoryDouble Bass Quartet
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-639-0
EAN-13 9790570456390
Weight 99 grams
Published 20th March 2015
Availability 7 in stock
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