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An Old Song

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"I really enjoyed the madrigal-type feel and suspended diatonic harmonies." (Bass News)

"Light and dancing, An Old Song would work extremely well as a concert opener." (ISB)

Miloslav Gajdos has composed and transcribed more than 200 works for double bass in a successful 40 year career. He writes in a traditional and tonal style, producing effective and evocative music for players of all ages and abilities.

This was originally for double bass quartet and was arranged for cello, bassoon or trombone quartet by David Heyes.


Miloslav Gajdos is one of Europe's most active and inventive bassist-composers. He was born in northern Moravia in 1948 and initially learned violin before transferring to the double bass, studying with Alois Kriz, Jiri Bortlicek and Ludwig Streicher. He has been Professor of Double Bass at the Vejvenovsky Conseravtoire in Kromeriz (Czech Republic) since 1971, and was a member of the Olomouc Symphony Orchestra for a number of years. He is Director of the Gregora International Double Bass Competition, founded in 1979 and held every two years in Kromeriz, and has been a juror at many competitions in Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Miloslav Gajdos is a prolific composer and arranger and, for almost 40 years, has produced a vast body of original works and transcriptions for double bass which are performed worldwide. His original works combine Czech lyricism and melody with brilliant technical demands, and music from one to sixteen double basses. He writes in a traditional and accessible style, producing music for every level of performer, particularly for the advanced bassist, and his many works for unaccompanied double bass are frequently chosen as international competition repertoire.

Miloslav Gajdos was Recital Music's Featured Composer in 2007 and has recently revised a number of earlier works for the intermediate bassist which will be published by Recital Music.
[Gajdos is pronounced GUY-DOSH]

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Cat No. RMS013
Price £7.50
ComposerMiloslav Gajdos
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoriesBassoon Quartet (4 Bns)
Trombone Quartet
Cello Quartet
PublisherRecital Music
ISMN 979-0-57045-813-4
EAN-13 9790570458134
Weight 69 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 6 in stock
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