Double Trouble was composed in 2006 as part of Recital Music's One Minute Wonders project - for pieces lasting exactly one minute. It was premiered by Sophie Heyes (double bass), accompanied by the composer, on 18 October of that year.
Double Trouble is adapted from a song from the musical of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters, and the rhythm of the famous verse 'Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble', can clearly be heard.
Aimed at the intermediate bassist, this is lively and rhythmic music which is successful in performance.
'...It is a fast waltz, quite straightforward and fun and would suit a grade 4 student with a chance to climb very briefly into the halfway string harmonic.' [Liz Bradley/ARCO]
English composer and singer, Guy Turner, has composed a wealth of vocal and choral music and writes in a popular and accessible style. He has combined a successful composing career alongside work as a Director of Music and is currently a Lay Clerk at Southwell Minster. In recent years he has composed several works for double bass which offer new and exciting music for progressing bassists.