Composer: Hartley, Walter S.
Publisher: Prairie Dawg Press (Bruce Gbur)
Sonatina for bassoon and piano
by Walter S. Hartley (b. 1927)
Hartley composed the Sonatina for bassoon and piano in 2001. Cast in three movements, the work explores the technical and lyrical aspects of the bassoon but also utilizes the instrument's extreme upper range. This makes the Sonatina accessible to players who have not yet ventured into that area. The final movement utilizes a great deal of canonical writing between the soloist and both hands of the piano. Edited by Bruce Gbur.