Echo of the Spheres (Score & Parts)-16BSN
Composer: Baldwin, Daniel
Publisher: Imagine Music
for sixteen bassoons
by Daniel Baldwin (b. 1978)- American composer
Echo of the Spheres is based on a poem by Lord Byron. My goal was to compose something completely new; a piece specifically designed to be a festival piece for bassoon day events. These bassoon days are an annual occurrence at colleges and universities across the United States. The composition is divided into three choirs of quartets: this version was composed for school ensembles. The piece is in overture form and designed to be similar to a high school band piece, which should be familiar to younger performers and easy to put together. There are appropriate challenges throughout the piece, but it maintains a high degree of accessibility. It is my hope thatEcho of the Spheres will become a regular annual closing number for bassoon festivals. I had the honor to conduct the premiere of Echo of the Spheres on June 2nd, 2011 at the 40th Annual IDRS Convention at Arizona State University.