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Song of the Troubadour

Composed for Duo Moravi, there are plenty of technical challenges, to demonstrate the musical and technical prowess of each player. Written in a tonal and traditional style, both instruments are equal partners in this extended one-movement work for the adventurous duo. The version with violin is for double bass in solo tuning, and the edition also includes a version for double bass duo.

Miloslav Gajdos has composed and transcribed more than 200 works in a successful 40 year career and Recital Music is his main publisher.

Performance Level: Advanced


Miloslav Gajdos is one of Europe's most active and inventive bassist-composers. He was born in northern Moravia in 1948 and initially learned violin before transferring to the double bass, studying with Alois Kriz, Jiri Bortlicek and Ludwig Streicher. He has been Professor of Double Bass at the Vejvenovsky Conseravtoire in Kromeriz (Czech Republic) since 1971, and was a member of the Olomouc Symphony Orchestra for a number of years. He is Director of the Gregora International Double Bass Competition, founded in 1979 and held every two years in Kromeriz, and has been a juror at many competitions in Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Miloslav Gajdos is a prolific composer and arranger and, for almost 40 years, has produced a vast body of original works and transcriptions for double bass which are performed worldwide. His original works combine Czech lyricism and melody with brilliant technical demands, and music from one to sixteen double basses. He writes in a traditional and accessible style, producing music for every level of performer, particularly for the advanced bassist, and his many works for unaccompanied double bass are frequently chosen as international competition repertoire.

Miloslav Gajdos was Recital Music's Featured Composer in 2007 and has recently revised a number of earlier works for the intermediate bassist which will be published by Recital Music.
[Gajdos is pronounced GUY-DOSH]

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Cat No. RM181
Price Price: POA
ComposerMiloslav Gajdos
CategoriesViolin & Double Bass
Double Bass Duet
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty levelAdvanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-181-4
EAN-13 9790570451814
Weight 85 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability Limited stock
See also...
RM236  Almost a Serious Duo
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