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This is an extended version of 'Le Bouf Brillante' which is technically more demanding and aimed at the advanced player.

I wanted to write a piece for Bass which had constant forward movement and rhythmic drive. With the theme of England or Britain as the brief, I set about thinking of what to use as the foundation of the idea. The tune 'The Old Roast Beef of England' came to the forefront of my mind. As the idea behind this project is a 'celebration' I thought it would be a good idea to write it in a 'Fanfare' style. The original tune is quite basic so I developed this into what I felt was more representative of the 'Fanfare' idea. As I developed the piece I made reference to the 'Celtic' influences which make up the indigenous culture of Great Britain.

The result is 'Le Boeuf Brillante' an exciting new addition to the Bass repertoire.

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