As for me, I love the Andante and Hungarian Rondo by Weber, and Concert Piece for Bassoon and Strings by Burrill Phillips....
I am working on my first jazz-style solo, Betty Boop by Chiel Maijering. It's a long crazy piece..... it has alot of quintuplet sixteenth runs in it, and it's in tenor clef.... it also has multi-tone sections in it, as soon as I master it, I will let you all know.
Ummm. Well these are some that I like. My favorite is probably the Elgar (Which I'm still working on).
Romance - Elgar
Solo de Concert - Pierne
Sonata in G Major (Movement 2) - Saint-Saen
Yah. There are like a bazillion more. But those are some from the CD I"m listening to XD.
Re: What`s your favorite bassoon solo? 19:51 on Monday, July 16, 2007
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I do admire Mozart's bassoon concerto, mostly because he uses the "good" range of the instrument. As for others, I've said this a million times before, but Telemann's sonata in F minor is wonderful. I also hope to play Weisseborn's Romance, especially to try and hit the e-flat above the tenor clef!
ya, ok you guys are probably going to come out of your computers and smack me for not stating a clasical piece, but I love The Sorccer's Apprentice.(correct spelling? who knows. that is what webster's is for.)
I also like a song that I heard at Double Reed Day a few years ago.... it's literally called "Tips and Techniques on Bassoon Your Family and Neighbors Didn't Want You to Know About" it's circular-breathing required throughout, and it is a 20-min work. I have no clue who wrote it, but it is quite amusing. I used to have it recorded on my phone, and it sounded like a dying calf, with random flutter-tonguing technique in the middle, and sudden high notes..... I almost had to leave the clinic, because I couldn't stop laughing.
My favorite piece would be Marcello's Sonata in Em...I love Telemann's Sonata in F it is amazing...that is the one I'm working on right now. Allegro Spiritoso is pretty fun...I don't remember who had written it though.
Hindemith Sonata, first movement
Weber Concerto in F, Rondo
Etler Sonata, Second and fourth movements
Mozart Concerto, First movement
Tansman Sonatine, Aria and Scherzo
Koechlin Sonate, Nocturne
and one of Telemann's 12 fantasias for bassoon. I can't remember which one it was exactly. My friend played it as a solo during our band concert, and it sounded amazing. It was one in C major, i think.
also does anyone know any kind of online store of some sort where i can buy the 12 fantasias for bassoon (sheet music)? my music store doesn't have them, i've looked online and can't find them. i wanna start learning them. maybe my teacher might have them...