I have just uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel featuring a truly stunning performance by Todd Seeber. Todd and I have known each other since we were at Boston University together as undergraduates, and this movement from the suite Prologue and Two Scenes for Double Bass was composed for him in 1984 to showcase his talents. Todd makes the bass sing with a lyricism that, coupled with his technical virtuosity and musical intelligence, rivals in intensity and emotional depth of any bassist I have ever heard. He is a member of the Boston Symphony (and was the youngest member of the orchestra at the time he joined in 1988).
I revised this work in 2006--some 22 years after it was originally composed--and then worked with Todd to capture this recording. It will be included along with it's sister movements in the forthcoming CD by Albany Records of my solo instrumental works.