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Blue Set #2 (score & parts) - 4BSN

Composer: Schickele, Peter

Publisher: Presser

Edition: 19507


Blue Set #2
for four bassoons
by Peter Schickele (b. 1935) - American composer
I. Bassooner or Later
II. Portlandia in Cerulean
III. Gang of Wolves
Commissioned for the 10th Anniversary of the Bassoon Brothers. Bassooner or Later is a hard, driving bop tune, the opening and closing statements of which surround a series of choruses featuring web-like chordal textures. The Portlandia of Portlandia in Cerulean is a statue in, well, I'll let you guess the name of the city; if you don't know what "cerulean" means, look it up in the dictionary. Finally, the composer's own history as a putative bassoonist made him feel that he really should drop a few references to the composer of the most-often played concerto in the bassoon repertoire; this feeling led to the final number, Gang of Wolves
Duration: 12:00