IL PENDOLO

for double bass solo



IL PENDOLO for double bass was composed in 1989.

Umberto Eco’s book ‘Il Pendolo di Foucault’ served as a source of inspiration for the composer.

The composition consists of 4 contrasting parts, each elucidating a certain aspect of the double bass’ possibilities.

The first part (Allegro) has driving rhythmiques.
In the second part (Lento Misterioso) double bass harmonics are used, which create a bewitching atmosphere.
The third part (Scherzando) passes into the fourth part (Angoscioso).
In these parts several sound possibilities of the double bass, such as percussion effects, are explored.



RECORDINGS

CD met Il Pendolo   Cd with IL PENDOLO (2013)
by Wim Henderickx
David Desimpelaere, double bass
www.erikdesimpelaere
(part I)

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

Download PDF (sample)





INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for double bass solo
(+/- 10’)






RETROSPECTRE