God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

from by Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet



18th Century Traditional English Carol

#378 from the United Methodist Church Hymnal performed on four bass clarinets


from Hymns for Christmas, released December 3, 2012
bass clarinet, recording and concept: Cornelius Boots

photo: taken by Mr. Woodcock at the Hillside Club, January 2010




Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet Oakland, California

Edmund Welles has the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetist: they invent and perform heavy chamber music. Drawing virtuosic precision from the classical realm; innovation and texture from jazz; and power, rhythm and overall perspective from rock and metal, the quartet’s sound is characterized by a thickness of tone and absolute rhythmic precision. ... more

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