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Hercules Close stomp

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Hercules Close stomp : for bassoon and piano / Ann Carr-Boyd

by Ann Carr-Boyd (2010)

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  • Instrumentation: Bassoon, piano


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The Hercules Close Stomp was composed in February 2010 for Sophia Rhee as part of her research into music for bassoon.
The bassoon is one of the oldest instruments belonging to present day ensembles. Its distinctive tone and wide compass, plus attributes such as achieving wide leaps with ease, and articulation ranging from mellifluous to wonderful staccato, lend to its inclusion in music both traditional and contemporary.
The Hercules Close Stomp provided me with an opportunity to write something in a lighter style that could be played by people of any age. I included some of the scales and harmonies that remind me of music by Gershwin and Weill. The piece should be played with a light swing in the quaver passages. Performers should feel free to add spontaneous ornamentation and variations. Bars 25 to 36 should be taken at a slightly slower tempo - not too much though !

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720101 76 7] — 1 score 3p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 2 mins, 10 sec.

Includes programme note and biographical notes on composer.

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ISMN: 979 0 720101 76 7

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- Trumpet with piano


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