Theo's Lullaby

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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.


'Theo's Lullaby is a little piece written for my grandson Theo in memory of his great-great uncle who was a fine musician, and also called Theo. The left hand of the piano part has a gently rocking pattern throughout with the double bass finding its voice half way through the piece as it changes from accompanying pizzicato to a lyrical arco line.' (Sadie Harrison)

Theo's Lullaby was premiered at Wells Cathedral School (Somerset) on 26 February 2012 by Eva Cowlishaw (double bass) and Gemma Beeson (piano).

Originally for beginner bass, David Heyes suggested that versions for more advanced players would allow this lyrical, evocative and atmospheric gem to be played by bassists of all ages and abilities.


Sadie Harrison was born in Adelaide, Australia, moving to England in 1970 where she undertook composition studies with Nicola Lefanu gaining her Phd at Kings College, London. Sadie's music has been played internationally in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival hall, Barbican and Lithuanian National Philharmonic by some of the world's leading performers. Her music has been released to critical acclaim on Sargasso, BML, Metier, NMC and Clarinet Classics and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and in Eastern Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, America, Lithuania, the Netherlands and elsewehere.

Recent projects include works for the Edinburgh Fringe, ABRSM Spectrum series, a Violin Concerto for Rusne Mataityte, and a song cycle for Paul Carey-Jones, chamber music for Fiona Cross, Duncan Honeybourne, David Heyes, the Scottish Clarinet Quartet, and Peter Sheppard Skaerved for performance in 2012. Sadie's music is published by UYMP (University of York Music Press) and Recital Music.

'...rhythm and lyricism held in perfect balance.' (Gramophone)

'...a compelling, distinctive and passionate compositional voice.' (Tempo)

'...this is distinctive, pungent music that demands close attention.' (The Guardian)

'...a fluent, thoughtfully poetic language' (The Sunday Times)

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Cat No. RM505
Supplier Code RM505
Price £6.00
ComposerSadie Harrison
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesFizz @ 50
Difficulty level2, 5, 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-505-8
EAN-13 9790570455058
Weight 67 grams
Published 24th May 2012
Availability 5 in stock
See also...
RM506  Harlequinade
RM629  Theo's Lullaby (Version 2) (DOUBLE BASS DUET)
RM630  Two Movements from Harlequinade (DOUBLE BASS DUET)
RM648  Theo's Toddle