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The Busking Bassoonist - BSN/PN

Composer: Knable, Sunny

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 2904


The Busking Bassoonist

for bassoon and piano

by Sunny Knable, American composer

I. Underground Blues
  Interlude I
II. Park Bench Ballad
  Interlude II
III. Street changes

SUNNY KNABLE (b. 1983) is an award-winning composer, a multi-instrumental performer, an educator, and an author of multiple essays and books. Some of his awards include three Best Composition Awards from the Festival of New American Music and the ANALOG ARTS Iron Composers Award, for which he wrote a four-minute piece in five hours. Knable’s music has been described as "well-crafted" (New York Concert Review), "great!" (TheWholeNote), "genius" (Anchorage Press), "entertaining" (Audiophile Audition), "witty, romantic and lilting" (TheaterScene.net), offering up "sparks of color and inventiveness" (Sacramento Bee), and possessing a "wealth of thematic invention" (feastofmusic.com).  His prolific output is widely performed, including works for solos, chamber music, orchestra, and opera.  Dr. Knable serves as Music Director of The Church-in-the-Gardens; composer for The Garden Players, a theatrical group for children; and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens College and LaGuardia Community College.  He holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Stony Brook University, a Master of Arts in Composition from Queens College(CUNY), and a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, Piano Performance, and Jazz Studies from CSU Sacramento.  His discography includes his debut album "American Variations" on Centaur Records; his second composition album with bassoonist Scott Pool and pianist Natsuki Fukasawa, "Song of the Redwood Tree" on MSR Classics; and his third composition album "Keys" featuring Faythe Vollrath and Matthew Lau on Trouvère Records.  His bassoon works, Song of the Redwood-Tree, The Busking Bassoonist, and Reflection of a Life, are published by TrevCo Music Publishing.  All other works are published by Trouvère Music Publishing.  He is the editor of the book "Looking Within: The Music of John Palmer", and the author of "The Quarantine Chronicle of a Composer" on Vision Edition, UK.  He resides in Forest Hills, NY, while fulfilling commissions nationwide.