Throughout the history of music, performing musicians have consistently composed music for their own instrument. More often than not the music they wrote was for their own use. Their work resulted in compositions that reflected not only their own musical concepts, but perhaps took advantage of some new playing technique that they had devised or discovered – which after a suitable incubation period became an accepted part of the technical repertoire available to both performers and composers. This tradition while not quite as fashionable today as it once was, is alive and well in the world of the double bass.
The pieces included in this album were all composed by performing bassists. They were written not only for themselves but for the rest of our family to enjoy. It is only a small sample of what we are making available to each other today. They represent many corners of the compositional and performing spectrum. To those with a wide-ranging musical appetite there should be many hours of pleasure here.
A FAMILY ALBUM VOL 1
Hauta-aho: Ode to Rabbath
Rhapsody for Double Bass Solo
Neher: Serenade for Solo Double Bass
Proto: Audition 1/26/87
Cadenza and Dance
Turetzky: Four for Ray
Walter: Prelude – Hommage a Casals