Five More First Solos contains easy music for new bassoonists. The solos are a bit more challenging than those in The First Six Bassoon Solos [1218A]. The range is from low F (F2) to fifth-line A natural (A3). The piano parts are easy. Meters used are 2/4, 3/4 cut time and 6/8. In addition to whole notes, half notes and quarter notes, eighths, sixteenths and dotted rhythms are used.
No.7 Andantino (0'35) in 6/8 meter
No.8 Moderato (1'35) in Cut time
No.9 Bass Line Minuet (1'15) in 3/4 meter
The First Six Bassoon Solos include easy music for new bassoonists. The solo parts are written within the octave from low F (F2) to open F (F3). The piano parts are easy, too. Rhythms used are whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. Most of the music is smooth. One piece requires staccato quarter notes; another requires tied half notes. Additional, more challenging music can be found in Five More First Solos for bassoon and piano [1218B].
No. 1 Andante (0'48") B-flat major in 4/4 meter
Ukrainian Triptych was written in 2012 at the request of Dr. Bruce Gbur who is of Ukrainian descent. The music in three panels (movements) is based on folk songs found in the collection 'Let's Sing Out in Ukrainian, Volume One' compiled and edited by Yurko Foty, published in Saskatoon, Canada by Canuk Publications, 1977. The work will be premiered at the International Double Reed Society's 2012 conference at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on July 9, 2012.
First Panel - 4'00
Second Panel - 4'45
Third Panel - 4'15
Total duration - 13 minutes
Three movement duet for oboe and bassoon. I. Acrobats (2’45) II. Lion Tamer (1’45) III. Clowns (1’50). Dedicated to the memory of the oboist and oboe maker Alfred Laubin. Mr. Laubin, was a member of the first professional wind quintet I played in. I remember him as a very thin, quiet and dignified man. He is in no way personified by the music in the work! This is the downloadable version of the work. A pre-printed, paper version is also available.
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.
A stirring fanfare for 5 B-flat trumpets. Dedication: "In recognition of the outstanding teaching of Richard (Doc) Burkart, Emeritus Professor of Trumpet, The Ohio State University School of Music".
This is the downloadable version of the work. A pre-printed, paper version is also available.
3 movements explore the blues. Written for Professor Katherine Borst Jones and The Ohio State University Flute Troupe. Only flutes are needed. Performed by the dedicatees at the 2008 National Flute Association meeting in Kansas City.
I made this transcription of the Birthday Flourish (à14) for my 75th birthday celebration. It calls for 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns. Careful study of the score will expose a Schoenbergian penchant for retrograditude in the quarter-note interludes.
This is the downloadable version of the work. There is no pre-printed, paper version.
Written in 1980 for Terence Wardrop, Q.C., then president of The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. A neo-classical fanfare using the Handel ‘Fireworks’ instrumentation. For 3Ob, 3 Bn, CBn, 3Hn, 3Tp, Timp.
Quintets don't often get to play Renaissance music. A delightful, rhythmical madrigal.
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