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Northern Lights

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Simón García's Northern Lights is a reworking by the composer of Polar Lights, composed for Teppo-Fest 2016 and originally for unaccompanied double bass. Now for double bass duet, the piece has been extended and developed retaining a simple and evocative serenity which captures the magic and mystery of the northern lights in all their beauty and majesty.

Norther Lights was premiered at Bristol Bass Club (Bristol, UK) on Wednesday 20 May 2015 by David Heyes and Ben Groenevelt.

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.

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Cat No. RM845
Supplier Code RM845
Price £6.50
ComposerSimon Garcia
CategoryDouble Bass Duet
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-845-5
EAN-13 9790570458455
Weight 89 grams
Published 23rd July 2015
Availability 8 in stock
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