Harmonika Fagotti (Score & Parts)-5BSN/CBSN
Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Publisher: Daniel Davis (composer)
for five bassoons and contrabassoon
Arranged by Daniel Paul Davis- American composer
Based on the Adagio for Glass Harmonica K617a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart, Beethoven, and others composed music for an instrument known as the glass harmonica. Made of lead crystal glass, the instrument had nested cupped bowls attached to a rotating spindle. The bowls rested in a water basin. As the instrument rotated, fingers rubbing on the wet bowls produced the sound.
Mozart's Adagio for Glass Harmonica is a lovely melody of six phrases, in this arrangement, lowered two octaves. Mozart's music comes through in an equally pleasing manner as it does two octaves higher- perhaps even more so because it is not so shrill.
Arranged for the Bosque Bassoon Band of Albuquerque, New Mexico.