2015 Houston Young Bassoonist Competition



The Houston Young Bassoonist Competition is a two round competition open to all bassoonists who have not reached their 19th birthday.  This will be a one day event with the semifinals beginning in the morning, finals in the afternoon and awards in the evening.  All performances will be open to the public.  The number of finalists and winners will be determined by the judges.  All judges decisions are final.  Awards will range from $400-$50.  



Semifinal Repertoire.  Build a 9-11minute performance with 2 contrasting selections including one free choice and one short list selection.  Choose the sections or movements that you want to play that add up to 9-11 minutes.  You are responsible for your accompanist (if needed).  


1. Free choice piece from the Texas UIL PML class one bassoon solo list or a piece of similar difficulty.

 2. Short list:

Sonata No.5 by Johann Ernst Galliard

Concerto for Bassoon and Strings by Gordon Jacob

Rhapsody for Bassoon by Willson Osborne

Concerto in C major, F VIII. No. 13/Pincherle 46 by Antonio Vivialdi

Concerto in F major, opus 75 by Carl Maria von Weber


Finals Repertoire.  Solo de Concert by Gabriel Pierne

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Composer Title Publisher Edition Price
Galliard, Johann Ernst Publisher: International Music Co Edition: 2116
Galliard, Johann Ernst Publisher: Accolade (Germany) Edition: 1394
Jacob Publisher: Galaxy Music Edition: 1.5093

Rhapsody-SOLO BSN

  • Unaccompanied Bassoon
Publisher: C F Peters Edition: 6005
Pierne Publisher: Leduc (France) Edition: 20914
Pierne Publisher: International Music Co Edition: 1617
Pierne Publisher: TrevCo Edition: 4505
Pierne Publisher: Masters Music Edition: 1514
Vivaldi, Antonio Publisher: Billaudot (France) Edition: 7197
Vivaldi, Antonio Publisher: TrevCo Edition: 8813k
Vivaldi, Antonio Publisher: G Schirmer Edition: 2889
Weber Publisher: Billaudot (France) Edition: 2067
Weber Publisher: Breitkopf und Haertel (Germany) Edition: 6708
Weber Publisher: Lienau (Germany) Edition: 36310
Weber Publisher: Carl Fischer Edition: CU753
Weber Publisher: International Music Co Edition: 3006
Weber Publisher: Universal Edition (Austria) Edition: 18131
Weber Publisher: Kalmus Edition: 3972