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Boogie Concertino

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Boogie Concertino is scored for solo double bass and string quartet and was composed in 2013 for the examinations of the Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional of Reims. It is an interesting and accessible introduction into the world of jazz, using melodic cliches and rhythmic patterns, with a groovy feeling and a great challenge for young bassists to play their first concertino with a string quartet.

A passage has been left open for improvisation for the bassist with jazz skills and the opportunity to demonstrate chord changes of the blues, pentatonic scales or any devices that would fit the style of boogie. This passage also includes a 'written-out improvisation' for bassists who prefer not to improvise.

Boogie Concertino can be played with string quartet, and also with a small string orchestra.


Boogie Concertino was premiered on 7 June 2013 by May-Lee Saborido, Alban Sabbioni, Hilaire Leroux, Debora Huynh, Emilie Kraxner and Nina Bastiancig, all students of the double bass class of the Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional of Reims, accompanied by students of the chamber music class of Pauline Warnier.


Sebastien Beliah was born in 1979 and studied at the CNSM in Paris (Jazz/Improvisation) and double bass with Jean-Christophe Deleforge at the CRR in Auberviller-La Courneuvre. He divides a busy career between performing (classical, contemporary, jazz), teaching and composing. For 7 years he led the quartet 'Wark', which performed at many festivals across France, and currently playes with the trio 'r.mutt' and 'Ensemble Hodos'. Since 2006 Sebastien Beliah has taught double bass and improvisation at the CRR in Reims and is also an active member of the Umlaut Records crew in Paris.

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Cat No. RM657
Supplier Code RM657
Price £12.50
ComposerSebastien Beliah
CategoryDouble Bass & Other Instruments
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level5 - 6
ISMN 979-0-57045-657-4
EAN-13 9790570456574
Weight 154 grams
Published 4th March 2014
Availability 8 in stock
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RM667  Boogie Basses (DOUBLE BASS QUINTET)