Bullfrog Boogie (score & parts) - 8 CBSN
Composer: Ferenz, Amber
Publisher: T.D. Ellis
for eight contrabassoons
by Amber Ferenz (b. 1973) - American composer and bassoonist
Bullfrog Boogie program notes
I wrote this piece upon the dual request of John Steinmetz and Richard Meek, for the 2022 IDRS Contraband Reunion. I was delighted to be asked to write for a roomful of contrabassoons, and when I shared this news with my amused-by-contra dad, he said “Wait, now let me get this straight—you’re gonna write a Bullfrog Boogie?” (Thanks Dad, now I know what I’m going to do!)
This Boogie is in ABA form, with the funk shining through to rock the pond. The middle section is lily pad sittin’ time, all those bullfrogs probably eyeballing juicy flies and pondering a nice swim.
Hop on down to the pond with me and check it out!
--Amber Ferenz, Winston-Salem NC, April 2022
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