Blue Bassoon (score & set) - BSN/ORCH
Composer: Weait, Christopher
Publisher: Chris Weait
for bassoon and orchestra
by Christopher Weait (b. 1939) - American composer, bassoonist, and pedagogue
To the memory of Professor Hank Marr. Written for the Ohio State University Wind Symphony, Dr. Russel Mikkelson, conductor.
This title comes with:
- One Full Score
- One Solo Bassoon Part
- One of Each Part
The full instrumentation includes:
- percussion 1: castanets, tambourine, triangle, wood block
- percussion 2: temple blocks (dragon-mouth preferred), vibraphone
from the composer:
This orchestral version was completed in 2020 while waiting out the Covid-19 pandemic.
I used a traditional blues progression in 12-measure units. The outer sections are in the major mode, the middle in the minor. The bassoon is usually not associated with the blues. The instrument explores an easygoing blues as if testing the waters - dipping in a reedy toe to see if it can venture further.