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Songs for Wicked Children - BSN/PN

Composer: Ferenz, Amber

Publisher: T.D. Ellis

Edition: 44032


Songs for Wicked Children
for bassoon and piano
by Amber Ferenz (b. 1973) - American composer and bassoonist
I. Toys Left in the Rain
II. Strangers Have the Best Candy
III. Lost: Green Parrot
IV. Shark-infested Pudding


Welcome to Songs for Wicked Children.  This piece was hatched over the course of two years, and premiered at the 31st session of the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp.   

   *  Toys Left in the Rain:  Oh, sadness . . . It's terrible to see your one-eyed teddy bear abandoned in the rain. The whole sky cries.  Better rescue that poor bear before someone steals him.

   *  Strangers Have the Best Candy:  Of course they do!  Every wicked child knows THAT!   Get yourself a nice lollipop, and think about ways to hide the wrapper and the stick from your mother, because you know what she will say-  "Where did you get that?!  Spit it out right this minute! It might be poisoned!"

   *  Lost:  Green Parrot:  Your favorite talking, playing, whistling, veggie & fruit-throwing green buddy meets his 

end unexpectedly and you are beyond devastated.  (Dedicated to my lost pal, Roo.  No more cages for you, ever.)

   *  Shark-infested Pudding (a one-dish scherzo):  Not only is it possible to have shark-infested waters, it's also possible to have this wonderful dish!  Make your own sometime and share it with some of your most favored friends.  Whip up a batch of butterscotch pudding, and after it cools, stir in some gummi sharks, then chill.  Serve with fluffy whipped cream.  Mmmmmm!

There are wicked children everywhere, and hopefully you're still one yourself.  Keep up the good work, and I'll see you later.  --Amber Ferenz


Amber Ferenz has always been a wicked child.  She has also learned to be a freelance bassoonist, violist, andcomposer.  She studied with Mark Popkin, Julie Feves, and Mark Menzies, and holds a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.  She lives in North Carolina, where she gardens, chases three large dogs around the house, and looks for ways to make trouble.  In her spare time, she helps organize the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp.