I first arranged this melody for woodwind quintet in 1960. This version for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons is almost the same as that one. The anonymous tune appeared in “Apollo’s Banquet”, published in 1669. The “waits” were town musicians and the term also applied to street singers of Christmas carols. Sometimes specific tunes represented their towns, hence “The London Waits”. The melody is more recently known as a Christmas carol entitled “Past 3 O’Clock” on a Cold, Frosty Morning”.
A downloadable PDF version is available at SKU [6010B - pdf]
This intriguing canonical movement is the final one in Marcello's Sonata II for 2 cellos and continuo. No continuo scored for the movement. It is a pure duet for the two instruments. Christopher Weait and Margaret Barstow Weait often performed it for children's and school concerts as an example of repetitive music. The duet can easily be performed by 2 bassoons.
A downloadable PDF version is available at SKU [0703-pdf]
Little Duck for bassoon and 'cello is one of the short duets that Christopher Weait and Margaret Barstow Weait performed at children's and school concerts. The music is drawn from "Roundelays / Danses à la Ronde" by Marius Barbeau et al (Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1963) wherein the melody is entitled "The Lame Duck / Petite boiteuse" (p.37). It makes a charming encore.
The piece can easily be played by 2 bassoons.
A downloadable PDF version can be found at SKU [7711-pdf].
Dialogues for Oboe and Clarinet was composed in a somewhat conservative style in 2017. The 3 movements are: Discussion (2'08), Deliberation (1'51) and Debate (1'28). Discussion is lively and rhythmical with jazz inspired solo passages for each player. Deliberation is a reflective lament. Debate is an argument in which the clarinet's melody is played in reverse by the oboe. Both instrument also invert their melodies perhaps to confuse their opponent. There are no extreme ranges for either instrument or non-traditional rhythmic or notational symbols.
Six Children’s Songs for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons is a spin-off from two previous arrangements: one for the OBOHIO double reed combination of 2 oboes (oboe 2 = oboe d’amore), English and bassoon  and the other for woodwind quartet of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon . The arrangements are dedicated to OBOHIO and its founders Robert and Bailey Sorton.
There is no tenor clef in the bassoon parts. Any number of them can be performed in any order.
This music can be downloaded on PDF's from [0510B - pdf] on this website.
Why let the brass players have all the fun? This fanfare, first set for 5 trumpets, pits the upper 3 oboes against the 4th oboe and English horn. A PDF version is on this website at [0719B-pdf].
Tributaries for Reed Trio has three movements: 1. Brooks (3'23), 2. Streams (2'00) and 3. Rivers (2'53). The movements have a distinctive, independent rhythmical style that traces the movement of water from rivulets in meadows to broad rivers heading for the sea.
This sumptuous melody comes from the Elizabethan era and is also known as a hymn tune. This title will soon be available for downloading.
A brief piece for oboe and organ dedicated to the memory of loved ones. The organ part is easy. This title will soon be available as a download.
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24 Very Short Woodwind Quintets for musicianship, ensemble playing and sight-reading allows quintets to develope better musicianship, finer ensemble playing and a clearer understanding of musical notation.
The pieces, none longer than a minute-and-a-half in length, gradually increase the difficulty of rhythms, meters, dynamics and technical demands. Can be played by coached or uncoached ensembles. The full score contains a review of articulation and accent notation.
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