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  1. Hatshepsut's Chant and Dance

    Composer: Frank, Robert
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bassoon, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano; Queen Hatshepsut was one of the most enigmatic and interesting figures in ancient Egyptian history. She was the only woman to ever rule as "pharaoh" at a time when only males were allowed to hold that position. For this reason she is often depicted in carvings and drawings of the period wearing a beard or a man's clothing. She also had a secret love affair with an architect named Senmut, who designed many beautiful buildings in her day, including the dramatic Deir El-Bahari temple carved out of a jagged cliff in Thebes. Since no music of that period survives, this work is an imagining of a secret chant and private dance Hatshepsut may have performed for Senmut. The work begins with strange and beguiling chants in the bassoon, including exotic "multiphonics." (Bassoon fingerings for the mutiphonics are included with the score and part.) These are accompanied in the piano with musical gestures reflecting the closing of large, stone,tomb doors, marches of the temple priests, and amagical sprinkling of ancient chords. The dance that follows is in the spirit of the infamous "Dance of the Seven Veils," in which, during each section the female dancer sheds another layer of covering and increases the pace. beginning slowly, each of the seven sections build in peed and motion leader both the dancer and her audience into a furious, wild, spinning finale. Learn More

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  2. Haunted Chamber, The

    Composer: Pardus, William
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Soprano
    Genre: Contemporary

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  3. Heavens Awaken, The

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Solo and String quartet Instruments: Bassoon, Cello, Viola, Violin
    Genre: Contemporary
    Dedicated to bassoonist Arnold Irchai. The structure of this exciting work is highly symbolic in that it was inspired by the details of the visions of the priest Ezekiel while living with the Jewish exiles in Babylon. Ezekiel saw a powerful, glowing, and complex entity appear in the sky out of a “great cloud.” He believed it to be an appearance of God: “Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.” (Ezekiel 1:5 KJV) The formal scheme of The Heavens Awaken is programmatic in the sense that the sequence of events described in the vision is musically represented in a general way. The serene opening gradually becomes mysterious and gives way to a series of passages that serve as an ominous portent to the arrival of the airborne object. The 4 string instruments, each with 4 strings, 4 tuning pegs, and human-like body shape symbolize the 4 “creatures” of the vision. The bassoon represents the “voice” of what Ezekiel believes is God. It should be noted that many people also have interpreted his vision as a sighting of a UFO, described with the insights and vocabulary of the day. “This significant new addition to the bassoon and string quartet literature is a “must for the advanced bassoonist!” Learn More

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  4. Holo

    Composer: Liang, Wan-Yun
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bassoon, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary

    with Piano

    Commissioned by Tainan Symphony Band for Prof.Chia-Chu Hsu 

    Sponsored by Cultural Affairs Bureau Tainan City Government 

    for 2021 Asia and Pacific Band Festival 

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  5. Island of Enchantment

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Bassoon, Clarinet, English Horn, Flute, French Horn, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary

    Island of Enchantment “5 Vignettes from Puerto Rico” for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Piano by Howard J. Buss was written during the summer of 2022 for cCarinetist Kathleen Jones and the 40th Anniversary of Camerata Caribe of San Juan Puerto Rico. An English Horn may be used as a substitute for the Horn. Camerata Caribe premiered the work on February 5 2023 in San Juan Puerto Rico. The five movements with their respective durations are:

    I. Sunrise Paints the Land (2’16”)

    II. To the Shore “Arecibo” (2’10”)

    III. Glowing Water “La Parguera” (2’14”)

    IV. The Rain Forest “El Yunque” (2’10”)

    V. Mongoosian Intrigues (2’35”)

     

    Duration: 11’25” (without pauses)

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  6. Jig Fugue

    Composer: Bach, Johan Sebastian Arranger: Bolasky, Douglas R.
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Baroque
    Excellent for a concert or church service. This a nice challenge for a High School and evena College Bassoon Quartet. BWV 577. Learn More

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  7. Just a Closer Walk

    Composer: Traditional Arranger: Forbes, Michael
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Jazz

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  8. Levi's Dream

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Contemporary
    This colorful work showcases the agility and rich sonority of the instruments. The title refers to an imagined dream of Levi, the namesake of the Israelite Tribe. The Levites were known for their involvement in priestly duties and music. Although the composition is loosely programmatic, much of the music has a distinctly Middle-eastern quality. The soulful nature of the slower sections is enhanced by the expressive, luscious ambience of the ensemble. The composition features two sections with original tunes in the style of Jewish folk songs. One is slow and contemplative, the other jubilant. Levi’s Dream an audience-friendly work appropriate for the concert hall or in a house of worship. Multiple players may be used on each part to expand the ensemble. Learn More

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  9. Little Suite

    Composer: Hanna, Reed
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Contemporary

    Little Suite is a short work for bassoon and bass clarinet that I wrote in 2013-2014 as a gift for my friends Shannon Lowe (bassoon) and Peter Geldrich (Clarinet. The Movements are written in three distinct musical styles: the first movement is inspired by clarinet lines in the opening section of Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and the second movement by the Passacaglia in Krzysztof Penderecki’s Symphony No.3. The third movement is an original dance tune that I sometimes jokingly like to refer to as a 3/4 rhumba.

    The version for two bassoons came as an afterthought after I had performed the piece for the first time with a bass clarinetist. The two bassoon iteration not all that different from the original, but sounds remarkably different because of the same instrumental timbre.

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  10. Miniature Overture

    Composer: Tchaikovsky, Peter Arranger: Kaucher, Craig
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Romantic
    From "The Nutcracker" Learn More

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  11. Modern Suite of Ancient Tunes

    Composer: Emmons, Stephen
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bassoon, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary

    with Piano

    Modern Suite of Ancient Tunes employs early melodies from three sources. The first movement, Westron Wynde, is based on an early 16th century melody from the time of Henry VIII. It was used as the cantus firmus in masses by English composers during the Renaissance, the most famous of whom is John Taverner (c. 1490-1545). The bassoon plays a freely evolving and legato version of the tune, while the piano punctuates with staccato statements and chords.

    The second movement, Machaut Variations, is based on the famous love song Quant je suis mis au retour by the mediaeval French composer Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377). A simple setting of the melody appears first and is followed by five variations, each with a different character. The final variation is the boldest, featuring fortissimo dynamics, tertian and added note chords, quartal harmonies, and syncopated rhythms.

    The final movement, Chant Hildegard, quotes melodies from Hildegard of Bingen’s (1098-1179) Ordo Virtutum (The Play of Virtues). Hildegard was a German abbess, poet, scholar, and composer, and is the best-known female composer of the Medieval period. Chant Hildegard’s slow opening quotes the Chant of the Patriarchs and Prophets, while the fast middle and majestic ending sections weave the Chant of the Virtues into an athletic bassoon line.  The piece ends with chantlike, organal harmonies in the bassoon and piano.

     

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  12. Musica Festiva

    Composer: Nelhybel, Vaclav
    Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Contemporary
    15 short movements Learn More

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  13. Ode to Joy

    Composer: Beethoven, Ludvig van Arranger: Thomas, David R
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Classical
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  14. Partita

    Composer: Bach, Johan Sebastian Arranger: Ruske, Eric
    Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Baroque
    unaccompanied; originally for Flute Learn More

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  15. Partita No. 3

    Composer: O'Toole, Anthony
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bassoon, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
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  16. Pie Jesu

    Composer: Faure, Gabriel Arranger: Doughty, Bryan
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bassoon, Piano
    Genre: Romantic
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  17. Prelude and Fugue in C Major

    Composer: Bach, Johan Sebastian Arranger: Bolasky, Douglas R.
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Baroque
    Excellent for a concert or church service. This a nice challenge for a High School and evena College Bassoon Quartet. BWV 553. Learn More

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  18. Prelude and Fugue in G Minor

    Composer: Bach, Johan Sebastian Arranger: Bolasky, Douglas R.
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Baroque
    Excellent for a concert or church service. This a nice challenge for a High School and evena College Bassoon Quartet. BWV 558. Learn More

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  19. Prelude and Intrada

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Bassoon
    Genre: Contemporary
    This attractive quartet features lyrical writing, and spirited rhythmic drive. The Prelude combines fanfare and lyrical sections as well as tonal and polytonal harmonies. The festive Intrada is in an ABA-Coda format and features crisp, energetic rhythms and lyrical contrapuntal writing. This is a memorable feature number or an impressive contest piece. Multiple players may be used on each part. Learn More

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