Unmeasured notation throughout using non-traditional techniques including: glissandi, varying vibrato and articulations, key snaps and harmonics. Unusual fingerings are given in the music. Dedicated to my friend Harvey Saltzman. Compact disc recording of the work included with the performance score. RECORDED by the composer on Innova Recordings CD 520.
This is the pre-printed, paper version of the work. A PDF digital download is also available.
Blue Bassoon for solo bassoon & band [5'00]
The bassoon dips its toe into the 'blues'. Premiered by the composer and The Ohio State University Wind Symphony, Dr. Russel Mikkelson, director. Full score and parts for solo Bn, Pic, Fl, Ob, 3Cl, BCl, ASx, TSx, BarSx, 2Tp, 2 Hn, 2Tb, Eu, Tu, Cas, Tamb, Tgl, WBlk, TempleBlk, Vphn. A perusal score is available. We also publish a piano accompaniment [0512C]. An mp3 recording can be sent on request to us at
A recording by the composer with band is available on request.
The interval patterns are based on the premise that instrumentalists need to know how intervals look in order to improve sight-reading and technical fluency. The patterns are similar to those in "Bassoon Scales for Reading" and make a useful supplement to it. The rhythmic and metric patterns are different in each section. All keys are represented including the enharmonic keys. ISBN: 978-0-9830034-2-7.
These scale and arpeggio patterns are based upon the premise that instrumentalists need to know how scales and arpeggios look in order to be fluent sight-readers and to improve finger technique. They are divided into low, middle and high registers. They progress through the cycle of fourths to include 15 keys, including the enharmonic keys. The high register patterns use tenor and treble clefs. Accidentals are used for each key rather than key signatures. The rhythmic and metric patterns are different in each section.
The famous cliche worked over and over-worked.
Ten by Three (10 X 3): A Collection of Folksongs from Quebec for two instruments and keyboard. [13'00]
Based upon delightful songs and singing games from Quebec. Score and five parts: oboe or clarinet, bassoon or 'cello or bass clarinet, piano or harpsichord.
1. Trio: Scrambled eggs; Buy My Fresh Eggs / Omellete au lard; Cassons les ouefs. Vivace.
2. Oboe and bassoon: Monday, Washday / Lundi, jour de lavage. Giocoso.
3. Bassoon and keyboard: Renaud. Lamentoso e rubato.
4. Keyboard solo: Flower Song / Chansons des fleurs. Moderato.
The first printing of the recently-discovered "original" version of the music by the little known A.K.A. Bach that later became known as "The Clarinet Polka".
Excerpt from historically inaccurate program note:
Triobapa for oboe, bassoon and piano (10'00).
Composed in 2000, premiered by Arbitrio at the International Double Reed Society meeting in Buenos Aires in August, 2000. The outer movements are spirited. The middle one has extended solos for the woodwinds. Traditional technique and ranges. Keyboard score and parts for oboe and bassoon.
1. Three movements: Allegro spiritoso, Moderato, Allegro spiritoso (4'45)
2. Autumn Thoughts, Andante, poco adagio (3'00)
3. Allegro giovale (2'15)
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