These pieces were composed in 1977 for piano but are much happier in the strings. The four movements are: Prelude(0'42"); Scherzo (0'32"); Duet (1'24") and Finale (0'50"). The work is dedicated to Zoe Johnstone in appreciation for her support of musical activities in Central Ohio. The difficulty level is about 7 on a scale of 1 (easy) to 10.
A short (five minutes) set of seven variations and a coda for clarinet in b-flat, violin and piano. Each instrument has a solo variation, duet and trio variations. The music is not difficult. It is rated as 7 on a scale of 1 (very easy) to 10 (very difficult).
Three for Flute and Clarinet (in A) is inspired by the mellifluous performing of the Inspirare Duo of the Capital University Conservatory of Music: Dr. Lisa A. Jelle and Dr. Gail L. Zugger.
The Prelude for Horn and Organ was composed for a Hymn Fest on September 11, 2015 honoring the life of Walter R. Bouman, a personal friend of the composer. It is dedicated "To the memory of Rev. Dr. Walter R. Bouman (1929 - 2005)".
The prelude is in ABA form with the organ playing a solo in the middle section. The range of the horn part is between the transposed pitches of F-sharp 4 and E-natural 5. Rhythmically the horn part is very easy.
Music from the Ottawa River where rafts of lumber were floated to sawmills guided by men perched on the logs. The arrangement recalls the vibrant, outdoor life of the raftsmen in a setting for the complete woodwind choir. An earlier version was performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at children’s concerts to demonstrate the woodwind instruments. For Pic, 2Fl, 2Ob, EH, 2Cl, BCl, 2Bn, CBn, 2ASx, TSx, BarSx.
The arranger pouts while stating, “This arrangement can be performed without the English horn and contrabassoon parts.”
There are seven Discourses each treating non-traditional playing techniques and notations. Any number of the seven can be performed in any order. All are for four bassoons except Discourse VI that adds a contrabassoon to the four bassoons. More than one player can play each part.
The two contrasting movements of Christopher Weait's "Reverie and Revelry" was composed for Trifecta, the trio that premiered the work: Lori Baruth, clarinet, David Oyen, bassoon and and Chialing Hsieh, piano. The set comes with parts for clarinet in A, bassoon and a piano score.
This is the printed version of the score and parts, ready for shipping to you. A downloadable PDF version for self-printing is also available.
Mozart's interesting canon is first set out for unison performance by all instruments, then the canon melody is scored in a four-part version that can be played by any combination of woodwind instruments. You can use it as a warmup from the beginning or as a concert selection by starting at a half-note before measure 27.
Parts are provided for: piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, E-flat clarinet, 2 clarinets in B-flat, bass clarinet, E-flat and B-flat contrabass clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, baritone and bass saxophone.
This is a transcription of the accompaniment for Christian Julius Weissenborn's (1849 - 1888) delightful bassoon scherzo for chamber winds with ten instruments. The instrumentation is: flute, oboe, 4 B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 horns in F and double bass OR tuba. An optional cut shortens the piece to 3'50. We also publish the accompaniment for string quintet or string orchestra [0005E].
Three easy chorales as warm ups, church or concert pieces for 4 bassoons with an optional contrabassoon part for each chorale: #1. Hasten, Immaneul (Anonymous, 1679); #2. Now All the Woods are Sleeping (Anonymous, 1529); #3. A Might Fortress (Martin Luther, 1529). The chorales are shown in performance scores so that players can exchange parts. Dynamics and clear articulations are shown. For the best balance of parts, have more players on the soprano (Bassoon 1) and bass (Bassoon 4) parts. One player each on Bassoon 2 and Bassoon 3 will provide alto and tenor voices.
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