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This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY
Donald Palma, double bass / Speculum Musicae

Composer's Notes

The contrabass has always interested me for its special tone color and range. Having written solos for it in several pieces, I decided to write this for the instrument alone.

It was composed during June 2007 for the outstanding performer Don Palma.

— Elliott Carter

Reproduction Rights:
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