for solo double bass (2016)

duration: 4'


program note

As my first attempt at composing a double bass solo and a Theme and Variations, I thought Verbatim was an appropriate title for this piece. At every turn, the theme is changed or altered slightly, sometimes to the point of unrecognizability. Even the tonality is ambiguous as the piece changes quickly from D Lochrian mode to G Phrygian and back again.

I decided to label the variations clearly for the performer so that their overall understanding of the piece is enriched.