The Shepherd's Calendar-4BSN/NARRATOR
Composer: Ridout, Alan
Publisher: Emerson Editions (England)
The Shepherd's Calendar for four bassoon and narrator
by Alan Ridout (1934-1996)
This last work for four bassoon by Alan Ridout is a set of variations on an original theme, each short variation depicting one of the months of the year. The inspiration in John Clare's great poem "The Shepherd's Calendar", and the music can be performed with short readings from the poem between each movement.