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Suite in the Olden Style No.1 (double bass trio)

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Michal Bylina writes: "Suite in the Olden Style No.1 was composed in 2013 and is dedicated to my dear friend Tobiasz Michna - a double bass professor in Kalisz and member of Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra - and his students. At this time I was exploring the renaissance and baroque consort music and the works that particularly appealed to me were 'Terpsichore' by Praetorius and 'Tablature' by Jan de Lublin. Having been inspired by these composers and others, I decided to write a suite alla antica which could be played on double bass and also accessible to younger bassists.

This work consists of four contrasting movements, mainly in D minor, a resonant and majestic Preludium followed by a lively Galliarde and meditative Ciacona, ending with an elegant Bransle."

Suite in the Olden Style No.1 was premiered on Sunday 6 September 2015 at Village Hall, Templecombe (Somerset) by a massed bass ensemble directed by David Heyes.

Classical bassist, early music bassist, composer and one of the few Viennese bass specialists, Michał Bylina received his Bachelor degree at the Academy of Music in Kraków with Dr. Krzysztof Firlus in 2018, graduating with distinction. Since then he has studied with Korneel Le Compte at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels, who described him as: “Exceptionally talented, very enthusiastic, with positive attitude. A model student in all areas.” Michał was awarded with distinction during the Bonawentura Nancka Double Bass Competition (2015) and the IX International Franz Simandl Double Bass Competition (2018).
As a composer, Michał Bylina writes mostly for the double bass. His most important works include Preludes and Fugues, Baroque Fantasias and Ricercars all for double bass solo. His music was recently recognized by Bertram Turetzky, who commented: “Thank you for all that music! I'm overwhelmed with the quality of the music and the extent of your productivity.” Many of his compositions have been premiered in different countries including USA, Germany, Venezuela, Italy and Great Britain.


  • 1. Preludium
  • 2. Galliarde
  • 3. Ciacona la Nicolai
  • 4. Bransle

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Cat No. RM880
Supplier Code RM880
Price £9.50
ComposerMichal Bylina
CategoryDouble Bass Trio
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level6 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-880-6
EAN-13 9790570458806
Weight 130 grams
Published 7th March 2016
Availability 6 in stock
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