Concerto for Bassoon
Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bassoon, Tuba
with Piano; "Concerto for Bassoon" for bassoon and piano by Howard J. Buss was composed during 2016 and 2017 and is dedicated to Arnold Irchai. This work was created in two versions – one for bassoon and piano, and the other for bassoon and orchestra. (The bassoon and orchestra version will be published at some point in the future.) Cast in two movements, "Reminiscences" and "Excursions", the music spans a wide range of moods and timbral atmospheres, ranging from lyric tenderness to forceful, aggressive sections. The piano score and solo part is included. (19’) Grade V-VI.