Song for Solo Bassoon

This is a miniature work written to be used with my own Bassoon students.  My students were clamoring for lyrical, sad piece, but I could find none that was appropriate for younger students to play.  So, in the end, I composed this short piece that is easily accessible to second and third year players.

I have also arranged the work for Bass Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, and Baritone Saxophone.

All arrangements are available on Sheet Music Plus.

A Bandestrated Le Sacre

The US Marine Band posted this video of a wind band transcription of Stravinsky’s Rite or Spring a few days back to celebrate Stravinsky’s birthday.  I think it’s a fantastic teaching point for transcribing a work from orchestra to band.

First, kudos to the musicians who pull this off beautifully. Continue reading “A Bandestrated Le Sacre”