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Sonata for Double Bass and Piano

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score & Part(s)

Sonata for Double Bass and Piano : Continental drift [eScore] / Stuart Greenbaum.

by Stuart Greenbaum (2017)


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This Sonata for Double Bass and Piano was written for ANAM as part of the Greenbaum Sonata Project (low string sonatas). Commissioned by the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, it is the 10th in a series of sonatas undertaken in the new millennium.

The Melbourne Museum has a display of 6 spinning globes showing the state of the planet from over 4 billion years ago through to futuristic prediction of continental drift 100 million years hence. This work is in 6 movements, providing a musical reflection of our planetary evolution.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score 31p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (17p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 22 mins

Contents note:

I. 4.4 billion years ago - Molten Earth (4 min.)-- II. 3.8 billion years ago - Oceans cover the planet (2 min.) -- III. 2.2 billion years ago - First Ice Age (3 min.) -- IV. 105 million years ago - Green Earth (2 min.)-- V. Our Earth Today (6 min.) -- VI. 100 million years on - Future Earth (5 min.).

Commission info: Written for ANAM Low String Sonatas Project

Includes program note and performance directions.

Composer's no.: GRT 193.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 24 Oct 19.

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