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Weait - Old MacDonald's Double Reed Band (2'04) - PDF

First score page to Weait - Old MacDonald's Double Reed Band
SKU: [1805B-pdf]

Old MacDonald's Double Reed Band is set for 6 double reeds: 2 oboes, English horn, 2 bassoons and contrabassoon. Each section honks briefly on their reeds to emulate the traditional animal sounds. A worthy and captivating addition to any double reed event. The contrabassoon part can be played by a bassoon (playing the notes down one octave where possible) or by a double bass or contrabass clarinet. Also available in a printed format at our SKU [1805B].

$15.00

Weait - The London Waits for 2 Oboes & 2 Bassoons (1'42) PDF

First score page to "The London Waits" for 2 oboes & 2 bassoons.
SKU: [6010B - pdf]

I first arranged the melody for woodwind quintet in 1960. This version for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons is almost the same as that one. This 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 printed version is available at SKU [6010B]

$12.00

Weait - The London Waits for 2 Oboes & 2 Bassoons (1'42)

First score page to "The London Waits" for 2 oboes & 2 bassoons.
SKU: [6010B]

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]

$12.00

Weait - Six Children's Songs for 2 Oboes and 2 Bassoons (ca. 14')

First score page to "Lazy Mary Will You Get Up?" from 6 Children's Songs for 2 oboes & 2 bassoons.
SKU: [0510B - pdf]

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 [0510] and the other for woodwind quartet of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon [0511]. 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.

Hard copies of this music can be ordered from [0510B] on this website.

$24.00

Weait - Six Children's Songs for 2 Oboes and 2 Bassoons (ca. 14')

First score page to "Lazy Mary Will You Get Up?" from 6 Children's Songs for 2 oboes & 2 bassoons.
SKU: [0510B]

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 [0510] and the other for woodwind quartet of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon [0511]. 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.

$24.00

Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 3 - PDF

Performing score for No. 4 Seven-Eight Time from Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 3
SKU: [1614-pdf]

These duets supplement those of Volume 2 SKU [1610]. The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range is from low B-flat (B-flat2) to high F-sharp (F#4). More time signatures (2/8, 7/8, 5/4) and grace notes and quintuplets are introduced. There is no tenor clef. it is dedicated to the fond memory of my Toronto Symphony bassoon colleague, Wayland Mosher. A non-downloadable version is available at SKU [1614].

NO. TITLE METER KEY DURATION

$12.00

Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 3

Performing score for No. 4 Seven-Eight Time from Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 3
SKU: [1614]

These duets supplement those of Volume 2 SKU [1610]. The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range is from low B-flat (B-flat2) to high F-sharp (F#4). More time signatures (2/8, 7/8, 5/4) and grace notes and quintuplets are introduced. There is no tenor clef. A downloadable version is available at SKU [1614-pdf]. I dedicated these duets to the fond memory of my Toronto Symphony bassoon colleague, Wayland Mosher.

NO. TITLE METER KEY DURATION

$12.00

Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 1 - PDF

Performing score for No. 1 Getting Started from Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 1
SKU: [1609-pdf]

Both parts of these duets have notes in the octave between low F (F2) and open F (F3). The parts are co-equal; one part is not “easier” than the other. Rhythms for the entire volume are restricted to whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. The only dotted notes are dotted half notes. Two dynamics are introduced in No. 4: f (forte) and mf (mezzo forte). The duets are dedicated to C. J Broadhead, New Rochelle High School’s memorable choir director. A non- downloadable version is available on the website from SKU [1609]

$12.00

Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 1

Performing score for No. 1 Getting Started from Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 1
SKU: [1609]

Both parts of these duets have notes in the octave between low F (F2) and open F (F3). The parts are co-equal so one part is not “easier” than the other. Rhythms for the entire volume are restricted to whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. The only dotted notes are dotted half notes. Two dynamics are introduced in No. 4: f (forte) and mf (mezzo forte). The duets are dedicated to C. J Broadhead, New Rochelle High School’s memorable choir director. A downloadable version is available on the website from SKU [1609-pdf]

$12.00

Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 2 - PDF

Performing score for No. 3 Bouncing Around from Weait - Duets for New Bassoonists, Volume 2
SKU: [1610-pdf]

These duets supplement those of Volume 1 SKU [1609]. The upper and lower parts are of equal difficulty. The range is from low D (D2) to high F (F4). More dynamics are introduced (mp, p, crescendo, diminuendi, light and heavy accents). There is no tenor clef in the notation. Dotted quarter notes and duplet eights are introduced. The music is dedicated to the composer’s high school band and orchestra director Harry F. Haigh. A printed version is available at SKU [1610].

$12.00

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