Parallel Shadows

Cover photograph
Out of Print

Parallel Shadows is dedicated to the South African bassist, Leon Bosch, and was premiered in March 2009.

David Ellis writes: "The main title, 'Parallel Shadows', reflects the way in which two players interact and react to one another, almost in balletic terms - hence the colourful descriptions for each of the four movements. The first is a gentle night-piece lit by candles; then there are two contrasting movements suggesting an active morning and a reflective afternoon of warm sunshine, before a more energetic final movement completes the day's journey."

The edition includes a piano accompaniment and two solo parts - one for solo tuning and one for orchestra.

David Ellis was born in Liverpool in 1933 and studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1953-57. His work as a composer began to be recognised at this time, not only through performances but also from important and prestigious commissions and awards including the Royal Philharmonic Prize, Ricordi Prize, Theodore Holland Award, Royal Manchester Institution Silver Medal and a Gulbenkian Award.

From 1964 onwards David Ellis worked at the BBC and was subsequently appointed Head of Music, BBC North before becoming Artistic Director and Composer-in-Residence of the Northern Chamber Orchestra in 1986. In 1994 he left the NCO to help set up the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, based in Lisbon, before returning to the UK to concentrate exclusively on composition.

An impressive work list comprises compositions in almost every genre from opera, choral and vocal, to orchestral, concertos, brass band and chamber music.

Cat No. RM776
Supplier Code RM776
ComposerDavid Ellis
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-776-2
EAN-13 9790570457762
Weight 139 grams
Published 13th February 2015
Availability OUT OF PRINT.
Unavailable - sorry!
See also...
RM444  Distant Dreams - Forgotten Memories (DOUBLE BASS & GUITAR)
RM445  Distant Dreams - Forgotten Memories
RM476  Fizzability Study