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Paul Ramsier

The Music of Paul Ramsier

Note: The double bass music of Paul Ramsier is conveniently available, in stock, from Lemur Music.

Ensembles

A Bass Lullaby
for Double Bass Quartet

A gentle and lyrical lullaby written in a rich harmonic style

 

Bass Tunes
for 2 Double Basses

17 tunes for the young bassist, with accompaniments written for the teacher or a talented student to play;  catchy titles, and composed in an accessible style.

 

Instrumental Solos

Bass Tunes
for Double Bass and Piano

A number of 'Bass Tunes' adapted by the composer for double bass with piano accompaniment. Aimed at the young bassist and using the lower positions, these pieces are lively and entertaining. (Includes Pavane, Barbershop Waltz, Chaplin.)

- available for sale (Slava Publishing,  RAM2)

Bass Tunes
Piano Score

Piano accompaniments for six of the Bass Tunes for use in recital.

- available for sale (Slava Publishing, RAM2PF)

 

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Divertimento Concertante
on a Theme of Couperin

Suite for Double Bass (or Cello) and Piano or Orchestra, this landmark composition has been performed on every continent since its Chicago Symphony premiere by Gary Karr with Seiji Ozawa conducting.
16 min.

"... six compact varialtions of sublety, humor and finesse." --Roger Dettmer, Chicago American

"...refuses to sacrifice musical taste for virtuoso high-jinks ... exquisite sense of orchestral textures ... its style is individualistic and original." --William Mootz, Louisville Courier-Journal

- doublebass (or cello) and piano parts available for sale (G. Shirmer)
- doublebass (or cello) and orchestra (2,2,2,2; 4,1,3,1; timp, perc, hp, strings) parts available for rent (G. Shirmer)

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Eusebius Revisited
Remembrances of Schumann

Suite for Cello or Double Bass and Piano or String Ensemble
16-1/2 min.
- cello, double bass parts and piano score available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes SBB 14)
- full score and parts for solo instrument, string orchestra (or quintet) and piano available for rent (Boosey & Hawkes Rental Library)

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The Low-Note Blues
A Musical Tale for Children

For Double Bass and Piano or String Ensemble, with Narration
7 min.

- double bass part and piano scores (for solo or orchestral double bass tunings) available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes SBB 15)
- full score and parts for double bass (solo or orchestral tuning) and string orchestra (or quintet) available for rent (Boosey & Hawkes Rental Library)

Pavane
Double bass & piano.

- available for sale (Slava Publishing,  RAM1DB; a piano score transposed for solo scordatura is available upon request. An orchestration (strings) is available for rental.)

Volume 1

Volume 2

Pieces for Friends
in Two Volumes

Volume 1: Intermediate level duets with optional piano (for solo orchestral double bass tunings)
Volume 2: Intermediate/Advanced solos for double bass (for solo or orchestral double bass tunings) and piano
Suitable for contest use

Reviewed by Max Christiansen, The BIBF Journal, September, 1998 (#19), page 18.

- available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes SBB 21 (vol. 1) SBB 22 (vol.2))

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Pied Piper

Suite of Seven Piano Pieces for Children. Designed for Young Pianists, incorporating the main themes of Road to Hamelin.

- available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes PAB 34)

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Road to Hamelin

For Clarinet, Viola or Double-Bass and Piano or Orchestra, with Narration (English and German texts)
18 min.

"...could take its place with other children's favorites, like 'Peter and the Wolf'..." --John Kraglund, Toronto Globe and Mail

- parts for clarinet (WCB 132), viola (SVB 22) or double bass (SBB 2) and piano scores available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes)
- full score and parts for solo instruments and orchestra (1,1,1,1; 1,1,0,0; perc, hp (opt), strings (section or quintet)) available for rent (Boosey & Hawkes Rental Library)

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Silent Movie

Suite for Double Bass and Piano or Chamber Ensemble
17 min.

- double bass part and piano scores (solo or orchestral double bass tunings) available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes SBB 16)
- full score and parts for double bass (solo tuning) and string orchestra (or quintet) and harp (or piano) available for rent (Boosey & Hawkes Rental Library)

Opera

The Man on the Bearskin Rug
Comic Opera in One Act

Libretto by James Elward. Roles: Henry (baritone); Doris (soprano); Mrs. Le Moine (contralto)
35 min.

"...sparkling music and witty story..." --Samuel L. Singer, The Philadelphia Inquirer

- piano vocal score available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes VSB 27)
- full score and parts (1, 1 (eng hn), 2 (bass cl), 1; 2,1,0,0; perc, hp (opt), pno, strings (sectional or quintet))available for rent (Boosey & Hawkes Rental Library)

Transcriptions

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Six Early Scriabin Pieces

- solo parts for viola (SVB 54), cello (SCB 209), double bass (SBB 18) and piano scores (SBB 17) available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes)

J.S. Bach
Preludes and Gallantries

- solo parts for viola (SVB 55), cello (SCB 210), double bass (SBB 20) and piano scores (SAB 19) available for sale (Boosey & Hawkes)

 

Dr. Ramsier can be contacted via E-mail.

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