Filmed at St-Stephen’s Parish in Chelsea, Québec, this video features Canadian double bassist Joel Quarrington performing the Sixth Suite for solo cello by J.S. Bach.
Quarrington favours tuning his Giovanni Paolo Maggini bass in fifths, CGDA, i.e. an octave below the cello, or two octaves below the viola.
He is a former principal bass of the London Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and currently principal of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa.