Three Bagatelles for Double Bass Solo

This excerpt of one of the bagatelles composed by Bruce Jackson demonstrates his quasi-atonal melodic style. While not a purely 12-tone work, this disjointed melody ranging across the extreme range of the double bass offers up a less than “singable” tune typical of the genre. While it may not be the easiest piece of music to listen to, it is great fun to play! The slides and grace notes are intentional and notated in the score. The composer performed this work using the g-d-G-C Scordatura tuning. Recorded in 1990.
©1990 Bruce Jackson