Fantasy & Presto (score & parts) - 2BSN
Composer: Davis, William D
Publisher: B&D Publications
for two bassoons
by William D. Davis - American composer, former faculty member of the University of Georgia
Fantasy and Presto is a virtuoso showpiece for two bassoons. The Fantasy takes advantage of special effects, including muffled timbres, quarter tones, and multiphonics. It consists of an Andante opening which cadences with both bassoons in their highest range, a fast middle section which eventually takes them down to their lowest range, a section containing multiphonics, and a coda in which the bassoons play simple dotted rhythms together. The Presto is a technical tour de force, exploiting fast tonguing effects and scalar passages. It is in arch form (ABCBA), followed by a brief return of material from the Fantasy, including multiphonics, and finally a spirited coda.
This title comes with score and parts. The parts are handwritten manuscript facsimile, but legible.