Composer: Grainger, Bruce
Publisher: T D Ellis
"Steamboat" was originally improvised by Bruce Grainger, bassoonist, while he was living in Paris. He was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1986 until his death in 2006. Truman Bullard, bassoonist and Professor Emeritus at Dickinson College, was commissioned by Paul Nordby, bassoon restorative artist, to transcribe Bruce's solo improvisation and compose a work for bassoon and piano based upon it. The publisher will donate all proceeds from the sale of this piece to the Elsie Dinsmore Popkin Memorial Scholarship at the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp in Wildacres, North Carolina.