Solo Works: double bass
Epigrams was composed in March and April of 1995 for my teacher, David Neubert. It is cast in four short movements, each of which explores a different facet of the double bass. The first movement exploits the lyrical and rhapsodic potentials of the instrument; the second fast notes and rapid double stop passages. The third movement takes advantage of the coloristic possibilities of the instrument, especially the varieties of pizzacato and harmonics, while the fourth movement is a study in velocity and chromatic writing.