Hercules Close stomp : bassoon with piano
by Ann Carr-Boyd (2010)
Score & Part
Library shelf no. 788.58/CAR 2 [Not for loan]
Score & Part
Version: This product features the Trumpet with piano version of this work
Library shelf no. 788.92/CAR 1 [Available for loan]
The Hercules Close Stomp was composed in February 2010
for Sophia Rhee as part of her research into music for
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 !
Instrumentation: Bassoon, piano
Duration: 3 min.
Written for: Sophia Rhee
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