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Bassoon Concerto, opus 117

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Bassoon Concerto, opus 117 : for orchestra / Andrew Schultz.

by Andrew Schultz (2022)

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  • Instrumentation: Solo bassoon, piccolo, flute, oboe, english horn, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, strings.
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  1. The bassoon has a unique and expressive voice and is probably somewhat unusual as a solo instrument in a concerto. But its expressive and distinct personality, large range, surprising agility and many moods make it a fascinating instrument for which to write a large solo work. In my Concerto I have opted to use the full orchestra with an emphasis on a wide range of timbre and colour. The orchestral scoring of the work uses the complete family of woodwind. At various times each of the woodwind accompany the solo bassoon. In the brass, the trumpets have a particularly prominent role - they are nearly always muted and the work places a lot of emphasis on the blend and frequent echo duets between trumpet and solo bassoon. In the second movement the trumpets move to antiphonal positions on either side of the stage. Percussion also have important parts to play in the orchestration of the Concerto with the use of vibraphone and marimba and many tuned percussion instruments throughout the work and, in the galloping fast rhythms of the last movement, use of the exciting classic salsa combo of timbales and bongos.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (115p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Concerto level difficulty for solo bassoon

Duration: 20 mins

Contents note:

I. Misterioso -- II. Exquisite Aeon -- III. Sable Island Gallop.

Commissioned by Geoff Stearn for performance by West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

First performance by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jane Kircher-Lindner, Asher Fisch — 3 Jun 23. Perth Concert Hall, WA

Typeset edition.

This edition produced Jul 23.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-735-4

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