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Teppo Hauta-aho: Miniature for double bass & piano

Teppo Hauta-aho: Miniature for double bass & piano

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About the Composition

 Miniature was composed in 1985 and is a rhapsodic work of enormous character and ingenuity, aimed at the intermediate bassist. 

A supportive and colorful piano accompaniment contrasts a lyrical and cantabile solo double bass, in a mildly contemporary idiom, and there are opportunities to demonstrate both musical and technical skills within a short time span. 

Miniature will appeal to anyone who enjoys the music of Teppo Hauta-aho, who understands his personal sound world and is looking for a piece that easily fit into any recital and is suitable for any audience. It utilses much of the solo register of the double bass, offering a wealth of musical and technical challenges for the adventurous and enquiring bassist, also emphasizing the lyrical and sonorous potential and capabilities of the double bass. 

The edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings. 

The edition includes two double bass parts, versions 1 and 2, which are completely the same apart from the final three bars of the piece. 

About the Composer

Teppo Hauta-aho (1941-2021) was the most prolific composer in the history of the double bass and has composed for every ability level, from the beginner to the virtuoso. His music is evocative and atmospheric, shaped by jazz and contemporary styles, and the influence of the dramatic and bleak landscapes and vistas of his native Finland are captured throughout his engaging and accessible music. 

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