Bassoon part playability

Bassoon part playability

    
Bassoon part playability    01:33 on Saturday, November 25, 2017          

Sonnet
(3 points)
Posted by Sonnet

Hi - I'm a composer and I just wanted to ask if this bassoon part is playable in terms of finding enough time to breathe?

https://janharris.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-vchkNLt/A

(Please note: tempo: crotchet = ca. 40 b.p.m, dynamics: piano, the staccato markings and the repeat)


Re: Bassoon part playability    15:18 on Sunday, November 26, 2017          

ghellquist
(14 points)
Posted by ghellquist

It is playable. Crotchet at 40 BPM is time enough to take a large breath. As the dynamics is p and it is not in the lowest register it does not take very much air. In an orchestral setting we would probably be two bassoons, so we could take turns.

/Gunnar


Re: Bassoon part playability    15:25 on Sunday, November 26, 2017          

Sonnet
(3 points)
Posted by Sonnet

Many thanks for this ghellquist.

In this particular piece the other bassoonist is playing another part - so just wanted to check - you still consider it playable?


   




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