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Elegy and Humoresque-BSN/PN

Composer: Baek, Kari

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 1156


Elegy and Humoresque (1996)
for bassoon and piano
by Kari Baek (b. 1950)- Faroese composer and oboist
I. Elegy
II. Humoresque
The Elegy begins with a melancholic melody, which is the basis for the rest of the movement. This melody is later heard as fragments in the discussion between the bassoon and piano. For a while, the darker sounds change to merrier dance tones. These fade, however, and we hear again the melody from the opening, with the elegiac sound of the bassoon playing in the high tenor register. 
The Humoresque is a light and humorous movement. Here the instruments play with the notes, imitate each other, quarrel, or simply talk together- all without any ulterior motive!