We have 45 minutes to play (2:00 pm to 2:45 pm), and we will also play something on the end-of-day concert. When you get down to it, we have four pieces set up for this performance:
- Livre (by ‘cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, arrangement for four basses by Jacque Harper): 4’ 30″
- Dream Time (by Tony Osborne): 5′ 15″
- Double Bass Quartet 1987 (by David Anderson), five movements: 2′ 30″, 3′ 04″, 2′ 58″, 3′ 28″, 7′ 05″
- Quartet (by Joseph Lauber), two of four movements: 3′ 39″, 1′ 44″
Some of these times are “calculated,” that is, by me playing them through with a metronome. Others are from “experience” of previous times we have played them.
That is a total time of 34′ 13″. If we allow about three minutes between each piece for some talking, tuning and page aligning–which is generous, we come out with about 46 minutes. Perhaps instead of doing the two movements of the Lauber during the 2:00 pm slot, we’ll save them for the end-of-day concert. That leaves us maybe a tad under what would be perfect for the afternoon, but not badly.
If the guys feel we can stretch, and include some of the other movements of the Lauber, this could be recalculated.