Two Lost Somerset Folksongs

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The Fizz @ 50 series

A series of fifty short pieces for double bass and piano from composers throughout the world, instigated by David Heyes to celebrate his 50th birthday. Each composer received a bottle of champagne (Fizz) as payment.

Composed for 'Fizz @ 50', these two 'lost' Somerset folksongs have been beautifully and tastefully arranged for double bass by Humphrey Clucas. Aimed at the younger bassist, the accompaniments are simple and evocative and are ideal as both study or recital music. Enjoy!

Humphrey Clucas was born in 1941 and read English at King's College, Cambridge, where he was also a Choral Scholar. Having taught English for twenty-seven years he subsequently became a Lay Vicar at Westminster Abbey but is now retired.

As a composer he is self taught, and although he is well-known for a set of Anglican Responses written as an undergraduate, almost all his serious music has been written over the last twenty-five years. He has a growing reputation as a choral composer and has produced an impressive and steady stream of choral works, both sacred and secular, alongside much instrumental music. He has written works for Cathedrals in Chichester, Guildford, Salisbury and Winchester, as well as for King's College, Cambridge, Southwell Minster and Westminster Abbey.


  • 1. Lying in Clover
  • 2. Pure and Fair

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Cat No. RM501
Supplier Code RM501
Price £6.00
ArrangerHumphrey Clucas
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesFizz @ 50
Difficulty level3 - 4
ISMN 979-0-57045-501-0
EAN-13 9790570455010
Weight 67 grams
Published 20th April 2012
Availability 8 in stock
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