Lucy Long (score & parts) - 3BSN/CBSN or 4BSN
Composer: Godfrey, Fred
Publisher: Camden (England)
for three bassoon and contrabassoon or four bassoons
by Fred Godfrey (1837-1882) - English bandmaster
Arranged for bassoon quartet by David Whitehouse. This piece was written for the bassoonist Philip Langdale, a member of Godfrey's band. It has proved a popular solo for the bassoon ever since and for many years it was the public's only experience of the solo bassoon, reinforcing their concept of the "comedian of the orchestra". It is based on a folk-song from the Southern United States which starts:
Crooks Anonymous Series #8.