Music for Bass ensemble: Trios
In 2004 I was commissioned by London's Royal College of Music Junior Department to write ensemble pieces for young players. Group playing has many benefits; young players are often left alone for too long, the orchestra repertoire being either too difficult or too easy for them to progress. A catchy tune or rythm can bring near-beginners quickly up to speed, especially if they practise with more advanced players.
ABC-trios comprices four small pieces:
Bad Mood Badgers
Crooky Crocodiles and
Dynamite Dogs. Versions for cello are included and if used in the context of coaching a youth orchestra I recommend basses playing with cellists in order to practise blending and balancing the two instrument groups. (We rehearse far too seldom together even as professional players, if you ask me...)