Theo's Lullaby (Version 2)

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'Theo's Lullaby for double bass and piano 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 for 2 double basses and piano was completed on 26 January 2013 and was premiered at Wells Cathedral School on Sunday 24 February 2013 by Richard Dunn (double bass), David Heyes (double bass) and Sadie Harrison (piano). The higher obbligato line was written for David Heyes, and added to the beginner double bass part and the contrasts between the two basses works beautifully creating another exquisite work from this internationally renowned composer.


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. RM629
Supplier Code RM629
Price £7.50
ComposerSadie Harrison
CategoriesDouble Bass Duet
Two Double Basses & Piano
Difficulty level2, 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-629-1
EAN-13 9790570456291
Weight 77 grams
Published 20th November 2013
Availability 4 in stock
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