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Hop Off the Vine (Score & Parts)-3BSN

Composer: Frith, John

Publisher: Hop Vine Music (England)

Edition: HV029


Hop Off the Vine
for three bassoons
by John Frith (b. 1947)- British composer
  1. Challenger (Allegretto) A full bodied hop with a crisp fruity strawlike aftertaste
  2. Fuggle (Andante semplice) Delicate, minty and slightly floral
  3. Bramling Cross (Leggiero) A distinctive hop with a strong spicy flavor

From the composer:

These bassoon trios were commissioned by Hugh Field-Richards of Hop Vine Music, and whose title and movement names were chosen by Hugh and his wife. The reference to my beverage of choice is designed to add a distinctive flavor to every performance. I do believe that both my music and these traditional hops have been nurtured in the same fertile English soil. 


This piece was a requirement for the 2012 Strasbourg International Bassoon Ensemble Competition.