Dowland Doubles

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Composed for Double Bass 2000 and premiered at Bass-Fest 2002, this theme and variations is based on a famous song by the lutenist-composer, John Dowland. Each short variation has its own character and message to convey with a supportive and melodic accompaniment contrasting the lively and lyrical solo line. Peter Lamb has written a number of impressive works for double bass and his style is modern but always within a lyrical and accessible idiom. This edition includes a separate part for the advanced bassist.

Performance Level: 8;Advanced

Peter Lamb (1925-2013) was born in London and studied composition at Trinity College of Music, subsequently with Arthur Benjamin, and was awarded a Fellowship of Trinity College for his First String Quartet.

He combined a busy career as a professional composer and music administrator, initially working for two international record companies before an appointment as Deputy Manager of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Here he worked on programme building with the eminent conductor Constantin Silvestri, and also helped to establish the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. For ten years he was Head of Music at Peter Symonds' College in Winchester and, prior to his retirement, lectured at the University of Southampton for eight years.

Peter Lamb's music has been performed worldwide, from Britain, France and Sweden, to Brazil, Canada and America, and significant works include a Flute Sonata, Flute Sonatina, Duologue for oboe and piano, a String Quartet, Concerto for viola and string orchestra, Wind Quintet, and many unaccompanied choral works. His compositional style combines a quintessentially English quality with a clarity of line and expression, incorporating a rich and varied harmonic palette and a gallic charm, producing music of strong character and distinction.

In recent years Peter Lamb composed a number of works for double bass - for players of all ages and abilities - helping to increase the quality and breadth of modern English music for the instrument.

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Cat No. RM222
Price £9.50
ComposerPeter Lamb
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
Difficulty level7 - 8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-222-4
EAN-13 9790570452224
Weight 66 grams
Published 3rd November 2008
Availability 7 in stock
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