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The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) is a refereed electronic journal, published by the International Society of Bassists. The OJBR is published solely in an electronic format, accessible free of charge.

Volume 15 of the OJBR presents Different Strokes: Giambattista Cimador's chamber music arrangement of Mozart's Haffner (no. 35) and Paris (no. 31) Symphonies by Mark Elliot Bergman.

Dr. Bergman's article discusses Giambattista Cimador's chamber music arrangement of Mozart's Haffner (no. 35) and Paris (no. 31) Symphonies. It examines the differences in articulations, slurs, texture, and dynamics, between Cimador's arrangement and Mozart's source material. More importantly, the author has made the edited score and parts available, to accompany the article, so that readers can examine the edition further, or even better, play from it. Furthermore, the article speculates on the arrangement's context and influence, in order to establish additional points of inquiry for related research.

Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman is the Director of Strings and Orchestral Studies at Sheridan College. He teaches double bass, electric bass, cello, viola da gamba, composition, songwriting, and music history.  During the summer, Mark performs with Assisi Performing Arts in Assisi, Italy, and the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. His orchestral works have been performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Mato Grosso Chamber Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Wyoming State Strings Clinic, and other ensembles. His compositions are published by Recital Music in the United Kingdom. Cognella Academic Press published his book In The Groove: Form and Function in Popular Music in 2012. Dr. Bergman completed the Doctor of Arts degree ​from George Mason University in 2015.

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