A prizewinner in the 1999 BIBF Composition Competition. The first dance is waltz-like, within a modern idiom and with a recurring harmonic figure from bass one, contrasting a reggae-style dance which has proved a great success in performance. Both dances utilise the entire range of the double bass quartet and these are quality works for the adventurous quartet. Teppo Hauta-aho explores much of the bass quartet possibilities and produces a work of great ingenuity and character.
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