American composer Ron Nelson's orchestral 'Sarabande for Katherine in April' (1954) inspired this mellow character piece for low recorders. A relaxed tempo makes flat fraught passages quite negotiable. Great bass parts are furnished in both bass and treble clefs. Duration: 2:55
The composer (T), Janos Ungvary (B), Scott Paterson (gtB I), and Takayo Shimoda (gtB II) perform on the accompanying recording.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
An easy and very approachable quartet with lush chords for low ensemble. The composer thoughtfully included treble-clef versions of the two great bass parts, as training wheels for players who want to play the instrument but don’t yet read C fingerings in bass clef. A fantastic piece for working on breath control on the bigger instruments! The second great bass part could also fit nicely on a contrabass, reading up the octave.