Romance et Tarentelle-BSN/PN

Composer: d'Ollone, Max

Publisher: Prairie Dawg Press (Bruce Gbur)

Edition: 36


Romance et Tarentelle for bassoon and piano

by Max D'Ollone (1875-1959)

Composed in 1928 as a contest piece for the annual examinations at the Paris Conservatory. The Romance features an expressive solo line for the bassoon over a fairly conventional accompaniment. The Tarentelle is cast as a lively 6/8 dance with the bassoon occasionally serving in a accompanimental capacity and sometimes switching from compound to simple meter. This portion is more chrmoatice that the opening section. Dedicated to Leon Letelier, professor of bassoon at the Paris Conservatory from 1922-1934. Edited by Bruce Gbur.