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.

Forest Scenes for Tenor Bassoon and Three Marimbas

For several years, I became one of the biggest advocates for the use of the Tenor Bassoon or Tenoroon.  I even went so far as to purchase one sight unseen from Guntram Wolf.  To this effect, I began a series of compositions for the Tenor Bassoon.

For the life of me, I cannot remember what the circumstances were that led to composition of this quartet for Tenor Bassoon and three five-octave Marimbas.  At the time, it was my most adventurous piece, and is still one of my only works to employ extended techniques (there are a few multiphonics in the Tenor Bassoon part).  The work is extremely challenging for all four players.

In order to make the work more accessible, I have also included an alternative part for Bassoon.

The work can be purchased here.