De Profundis

for Solo Double Bass and Instruments

Ralph Shapey

Performing Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Duration: 14:45
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Of his own works the composer writes:

"My credo: 1. The music must speak for itself, 2. Great art is a miracle, 3. That which the mind of man (Humankind) can conceive will be done. I hate long, involved explanations, which in the end become excuses for the music. I guess my motto is 'play it again, Sam.' That is the only explanation that means anything."

Additional Information

Composition Date 1960
Orchestration Solo Cb.; Picc./Fl. Ob./E.H. Cl./Bsn. Cl./A.Sax. Hn. Vln.


I. Recitative
II. Scherzo
III. Adagio

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