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Stealin' lollies : bassoon solo

by Fred Hill (2000)

Stealin' lollies


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Stealin' lollies : for bassoon solo / composed by Freddie Hill.

Library shelf no. Q 788.58/HIL 1 [Available for loan]

Stealin' lollies


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Stealin' lollies : for bassoon & piano / composed by Freddie Hill

Version: This product features the Bassoon with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. Q 788.58/HIL 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Stealing Lollies is an instrumental interlude from the score of my opera The Water Babies in which Tom the chimney-sweep turned water-baby rifles the sweet-cabinet of the formidable Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, one of his fairy guardians. Originally for solo bassoon, it may be accessed by any low wind or brass instrument, e.g. bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, trombone or euphonium. The piano part which was added later fills out the harmonic texture. The swing section (bars 10-41) may be appropriated for jazz performance. There should be a contrast in mood between the breezy A section and the more wistful bridge and coda - after all, Stealin' Lollies is not to be encouraged!

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Bassoon.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 3+

The opening Misterioso is the stuff of a myriad of cartoon cop shows and of musicals such as Oliver! The main theme is in easy swing style and the more reflective bridge dips its lid in the direction of the great Thelonious Monk.

"One of a series of intermediate woodwind pieces commissioned for SCEGS students. It refers to an episode in my forthcoming opera 'The Waterbabies' in which Tom rifles the Good fairy's sweet cabinet, to be afflicted with remorse, and a bonza bellyache!"

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