Bassoon Music

(Updated 29 October 2014)

Welcome to our stock of bassoon music. This page lists orchestral excerpts and parts, master classes, bassoon methods, music and music collections, and studies and exercises. The music is in alphabetical order by title unless otherwise indicated. Since the distinction is not always clear between studies and methods or music collections, check the other categories if you don't find was you are looking for. We welcome suggestions for additional music to carry.


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Excerpts and Parts
B063: Orchester Probespiel - Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions Bassoon edited by Karl Kolbinger and Alfred Rinderspacher. C.F. Peters, 1992, PB, 47 pages. This book of orchestral and opera excerpts was developed in Germany for use in auditions. The selections were made based on an analysis of pieces used for auditions over many years. It includes excerpts for bassoon and contra-bassoon. The second bassoon part is also included in a few excerpts. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents. Use your browser's Back button to return.
37.75
CD472: Orchester Probespiel - Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions Bassoon. C.F. Peters, 1993. This is a two CD set with recordings of all of the excerpts from the book. They are taken from commercial recordings of German orchestras. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents (from the book, but the CD is the same). Use your browser's Back button to return.
57.75
OMLBS1: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 1 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2003. Complete bassoon and contrabassoon parts (not just first bassoon) to 90 orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM. The composers Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Weber, Rossini, Donizetti, Auber, Bellini, and Cherubini are on Volume 1. The parts are in the included Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format and require a computer (PCs running Windows 95 and above or Macs running MAC OS 7.5 and above) and a printer to use. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
19.95
OMLBS2: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 2 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2004. Complete bassoon and contrabassoon parts (not just first bassoon) to 61 orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Includes Debussy (La Mer • Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun • Printemps • eight more), Mahler (Symphones 1-9 • Kindertotenlieder • Das Klagende Lied • four more), Bruckner (Symphonies 1-9 • Te Deum), Saint-Saëns (Carnival of the Animals • Danse Macabre • Symphony No. 3 in C Minor • Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor • three more), Grieg (Piano Concerto in A Minor • Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 & 2 • Symphonic Dances • Holberg Suite), Bizet (Carmen Suite No. 1 & 2 • L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 & 2 • one more), and works by Fauré, Bruch, Busoni, and Reger. Click on the cover image to view the the Table of Contents in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return. 
19.95
OMLBS3: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 3 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2004. Complete bassoon and contrabassoon parts (not just first bassoon) to 74 orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Brahms (4 Symphonies, 4 Concertos, 18 Hungarian Dances, 2 Serenades, Overtures, Variations on a Theme by Hayden, German Requiem, and more) • Schumann (4 Symphonies, 2 Concertos, 3 Overtures, and more) • Franck (Symphony in D Minor, Symphonic Variations, Psyche) • Liszt (Faust and Dante Symphonies, Les Préludes, 3 Concertos, Hungarian Rhapsodies, Mephisto Waltzes) • plus works by Chabrier, Chausson, Chopin, Lalo, Offenbach, Sarasate and Suppé. Click on the cover image to view the the Table of Contents in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return. 
19.95
OMLBS4: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 4 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2004. Complete bassoon parts to 42 orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. This volume includes works by Tchaikovsky (6 Symphonies • 4 Concertos • 4 Suites • 3 Complete Ballets • 1812 Overture • Manfred • Capriccio Italien • Romeo and Juliet • March Slav • and 37 more works); Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition • Night on Bald Mountain • Khovantchina Overture); and Glinka (Overtures: Ruslan and Ludmilla • A Life for the Czar). Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return. 
19.95
OMLBS5: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 5 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2004. Complete bassoon parts to 64 orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. This volume includes works by Dvorak (9 symphonies, 3 concertos, 5 overtures, Symphonic Variations, Tone Poems, Romance in F Minor, Serenade for Strings, and more) • Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade, Christmas Eve Suite, Sadko, Tsar's Bride Overture, Capriccio Espagnole, Russian Easter Overture, Procession of the Nobles Le Coq d'Or Suite, 2 symphonies and more) • Borodin (Symphony No. 2, On the Steppes of Central Asia, Polovtsian Dances) • Scriabin (5 symphonies, Piano Concert in F# Minor) • Smetana (Ma Vlast, Bartered Bride Overture and Dances, Hakon Jarl, Richard III, Wallenstein's Camp). Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return. 
19.95
OMLBS6: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 6 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2004. Complete bassoon parts to 57 orchestral masterworks on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. This volume includes works by Mozart (12 symphonies, 4 piano concertos, 8 overtures, Divertimento No. 1, masses, Requiem K626, 5 serenades and more) and Haydn (21 symphonies, The Creation, and The Seasons). Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this volume in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return. 
19.95
OMLBS7: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 7 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2006. Volume 7 contains 46 orchestral works. This CD has complete bassoon parts (a few pieces may be tacet) on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. This volume includes works by Ravel, Elgar, Chadwick, Delius, D'Indy, Dukas, Griffes, Holst, and Nielsen. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this volume in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
19.95
OMLBS8: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 8 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2007. Volume 8 contains 48 orchestral works. This CD has complete bassoon parts (a few pieces may be tacet) on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. This volume includes works by Stravinsky, Bartok, Carpenter, Dohnányi, Enesco, de Falla, Glazunov, Janácek, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Respighi, and Vaughan Williams. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this volume in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
19.95
OMLBS9: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 9 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2007. Volume 9 contains 50 orchestral works. This CD has complete bassoon parts (a few pieces may be tacet) on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. This volume includes works by Bloch (Schelomo), Schoenberg (Chamber Symphony, Pierrot Lunaire, 4 more), Sibelius (17 including Symphonies 1-5, Finlandia, Violin Concerto), J. Strauss (Die Fledermaus, Gypsy Baron Overture, more); R. Strauss (22 including Also Sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, etc.), and Webern (Passacaglia). Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this volume in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
19.95
OMLBS10: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 10 Bassoon. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2008. Volume 9 contains 53 orchestral works. This CD has complete bassoon parts (some pieces are tacet) on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. This volume includes works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Arne, C.P.E. Bach, Boccherini, Cimarosa, Dottersdorf, Gluck, Herold, Lully, Mehul, Paisiello, and Rameau. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this volume in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
19.95
OMLBS11: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 11 Bassoon Wagner: Part 1. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2009. This CD has complete bassoon parts (a few pieces may be tacet) on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Volume 11 contains six Wagner orchestral works and the early operas: Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhaüser, Lohengrin, and Tristan und Isolde. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this volume in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
19.95
OMLBS12: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vol. 12 Bassoon Wagner: Part 2. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2009. This CD has complete bassoon parts (a few pieces may be tacet) on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Volume 12 contains six of Wagner's later operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerrung, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this volume in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
19.95
Special Discount
OMLBSSET: The Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library Vols. 1-12 Bassoon. All 12 volumes of the Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library for Bassoon at a discounted price.
221.95
Another Special
You may also buy three volumes of your choice for the same instrument for $55.50, four volumes for $73.95, five volumes for $92.50, six volumes for $110.95, seven volumes for $129.50, eight volumes for $147.95, nine volumes for $166.50, 10 volumes for $184.95, or 11 volumes for $203.50.  Choose the ones you want and we will apply the discount when we process your order.

B121: Difficult Passages and "Solos" for Bassoon by Ciro Stadio. Ricordi, PB, 127 pages. A large compilation of orchestral excerpts featuring 40 composers and 112 works. Composers include Haydn. Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Respighi, Stravinsky, Wagner, Donizetti, Ravel, Puccini and many more. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for this book in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use your browser's Back button to return.
24.95



Master Classes
B024: Bassoon Strategies for the Next Level by Christopher Weait. Christopher Weait, 2003, SB, 185 pages. This is a book of practicing and performing strategies for bassoonists and other wind instrumentalists developed during the author's forty year teaching career. It includes instruction on scales and etudes, physical matters, breathing and tone, dynamics, tuning articulation, rhythmic accuracy, fingerings, technique, repertoire, and reference information.
29.95


Methods (including some supplemental texts and books on extended technique)
B025: Bassoon Fundamentals, A Guide to Effective Practice by Georg Klütsch. Schott, 2003, SS, 72 pages. This compendium for bassoon by Georg Klütsch introduces a daily practice schedule in German and English for students of the bassoon and advanced amateur players. The technical exercises included will encourage more focused and effective practice. They offer assistance in overcoming specific technical difficulties and will help students to deal successfully with recurring problems. Regular practice using these exercises will provide an excellent basis for tackling difficult passages in the bassoon repertoire. In addition to the studies, this book includes sections on tone quality (including fingerings), finger technique, articulation, the upper register, trills, and intonation.
31.95
B071: Foundations for Success, Technical Training for the Young Bassoonist by Cheryl Ann Huddleston. Southern Music, 2006, SS, 48 pages. A very interesting and attractive bassoon method which focuses on fingering (with very clear diagrams) and production of notes from low B-flat to high F. The author intends this book to be used in a private lesson setting.
19.95
B014: New Millennium Bassoon Method by Mike Curtis, MSS Publishing, 2001, SB, 76 pages. This book is designed to serve the needs of the serious student of the bassoon, especially the student transferring from another instrument.
19.95
B037: Primary Handbook for Bassoon by Richard M. Polonchak. Meredith Music Publications, 1982, SS, 52 pages. As a reference text, Primary Handbook for Bassoon provides the woodwind methods students with a thorough background in all aspects of both teaching and playing. As a teaching method, this book will take the student from the beginning to advanced high school levels in a logical and efficient manner. It covers assembly, hand and playing positions, embouchure, accessories, reed specifications, breathing, care and maintenance, plus a bibliography. Fingering and trill charts are included.
14.95
B065: Rubank Elementary Method Bassoon by J.E. Skornicka. Rubank, 1935, SS, 48 pages. A fundamental course for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Includes fingering chart.
5.95
B066: Rubank Intermediate Method Bassoon by Himie Voxman. Rubank, 1947, SS, 40 pages. A follow up course for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Introduces many techniques and concepts such as expression markings and accents, various types of articulation, grace notes, trills, scale and chord studies. A number of duets and trios are included. Includes fingering chart.
5.95
B067: Rubank Advanced Method Bassoon by H. Voxman and Wm. Gower. Rubank, 1942, SS, 72 pages. This book is intended to follow any beginning or intermediate method. It includes scales and chords studies, studies in melodic interpretation (which also introduces the tenor clef) with many duets, studies in articulation, fingering exercises, and ornamentation. All of the material in this books is in keys with no more than two sharps or flats. Includes fingering chart and table of trills.
6.95
B152: The Techniques of Bassoon Playing by Pascal Gallois. Baerenreiter, 2009. PB, 126 pages + 2 CDs. This is a new book on bassoon extended techniques with information for both bassoonists and composers. It includes traditional effects and current sounds, spectral effects including multiphonics, percussive effects, effects without the reed, vibrato, air noise, natural and circular breathing, trills and tremolos, glissando, microtonality, and more. The book has been influenced by the collaboration of the author with composer Luciano Berio and his music. The two CDs contain many audio examples the techniques described in the book. The text is in German, English, and French.
72.95
B008: Weissenborn Bassoon Studies Op. 8, Vol. 1 for Beginners by Julius Weissenborn. Kalmus (Alfred), SS, 41 pages. A portion of this classic method to be used with beginners at an inexpensive price.
10.95
B009: Weissenborn Bassoon Studies Op. 8, Vol. 2 for Advanced Pupils by Julius Weissenborn edited by William Waterhouse. Universal Edition, PB, 52 pages. While both volumes of the Weissenborn bassoon studies were published in 1887, a manuscript was discovered in the papers of the composer's grandson in 1982, which contained additional material not included in the 1887 edition. This version is based on that manuscript.
29.95
B018: Weissenborn Method for Bassoon by Julius Weissenborn, edited by Fred Bettoney. Carl Fischer (originally published by Cundy-Bettoney), PB, 160 pages. Includes the Weissenborn Method and fingering and trill charts for the German bassoon, fingering chart for the French bassoon, 25 studies from Milde Op. 24, 50 studies from Weissenborn Op. 8 Vol. 2, and Concerto Ungarese by Von Weber. This book retains much (most ?) of the original German and English text.
24.95
B019: Weissenborn Practical Method for Bassoon by Julius Weissenborn, edited by W.F. Ambrosio. Carl Fischer, PB, 121 pages. This edition of the Weissenborn method has clearer printing than B18 (above) and the text is only in English. It includes fingering and trill charts for the Heckel bassoon and the 50 studies from Weissenborn Op. 8 Vol. 2. This book is being used for the 2007-08 Texas All-State auditions for bassoon and contra-bassoon.
24.95


Music (in order by composer)
WW109: Pastorale in A Minor for Oboe (Flute, Violin), Bassoon (Cello, Viola de Gamba) and Continuo by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach edited by Kurt Walther. Zimmermann, 1975. This piece has a "real" bassoon part as a featured instrument along with the oboe. It also includes a continuo part for cello, and a realized keyboard part for harpsichord, piano, or organ. When this piece was first published, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was listed as the composer. More information came to light afterwards and when it was reprinted in 1983 the composer's name was corrected.
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12.95
B027: Five Suites for Solo Bassoon by J.S. Bach transcribed by Arthur Weisberg. LudwigMasters Publications, 2011, SS, 41 pages. This book contains the first five of Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello, among the greatest music ever written for a solo instrument. (The sixth was not included because of extensive use of double stops and range issues.) The transcriber provides notes on tempos, grace notes, breaths, dynamics, vibrato, trills, and repeats. This book was originally published by Arthur Weisberg in 2002. It is now available in a new edition at less than half the price.
14.95
G212: Bach Suites for Cello Solo (BWV 1007-1012) by J.S. Bach. C.F. Peters, 43 pages. For those in search of a less expensive version of these suites we offer an edition for cello. If you don't mind the multiple stops, the bowing and fingering markings you can save some money.
13.50
B119: Bach Partita BWV 1013 Transcribed for Bassoon Solo by William Waterhouse. Universal Edition, 1993, SS, 6 pages. This piece originally for flute was discovered in 1917 and is believed by music scholars to be by Bach. It is in four movements: Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, and Bourrée Anglaise. College level with a duration of about 14 minutes. Includes notes by the editor. This piece was used for the 2008 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Bassoon Competition.
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19.95
WW152: Three Duets WoO 27 for Clarinet and Bassoon by Ludwig van Beethoven edited by Jerry Kirkbride and Jane Taylor. International Music Co., 1979, SS, 13 pages for each part (no score). While there is some doubt that Beethoven wrote these pieces, they are popular nonetheless. I. Allegro commodo, Larghetto sostenuto, Rondo (Allegretto); II. Allegro affecttuoso, Aria (Larghetto), Rondo (Allegro moderato); and III. Allegro sostenuto, Andantino con moto, Allegro assai.
15.50
WW185: Drei Duos (Three Duets) WoO 27 for Clarinet and Bassoon by Ludwig van Beethoven edited by Egon Voss. Henle, 2010, SS. This edition includes a score with the bassoon part and separate parts for clarinet in C (for the first two duets which were originally for that instrument) and parts for all three duets for clarinet in B-flat. The Preface (in German, French, and English) describes the problematic history of these duets while a Comments section at the end has notes on the editing. I. Allegro commodo, Larghetto sostenuto, and Rondo (Allegretto); II. Allegro affecttuoso, Aria (Larghetto), and Rondo (Allegro moderato); and III. Allegro sostenuto, Aria con Variazioni (Andantino con moto), and Allegro assai.
31.95
WW030: Beethoven Trio for Piano, Flute and Bassoon WoO 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven edited by Friedhelm Klugman with piano fingerings by Hans-Martin Theopold. Henle, 1981, SS. Includes performance parts for flute, bassoon, and piano (which includes the other parts in the score). This trio was written between 1786-90.
The Virtuoso Bassoon - Knut Sonstevold
24.95
B061: Concert Piece for Bassoon and Orchestra Op. 2 (1827) Piano Reduction by Franz Berwald edited by Michael Töpel. Baerenreiter, 1995, 16 + 6 pages. This early romantic showpiece for bassoon is fairly short (12 minutes). It opens with a long Allegro non troppo, followed by Andante, two Variazione, Adagio, and concludes with Tempo I.
18.95
B078: Transfigurazione for Bassoon Solo Op. 42 by Rainer Bischof. Doblinger, 1996, SS, 4 pages. Rainer Bischof (1947-) is an Austrian composer who has studied law, philosophy, and art history in addition to composition and has held positions a teacher and arts official. His music employs the twelve-tone method, adopting the expressionist, emotional side from Schönberg and Berg via his teach Apostel. This contemporary piece is dedicated to and was first performed by Milan Turkovic. It includes flutter tonguing and some multiphonics (instructions are given). It has many sections with various meters and tempos. An advanced work.
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16.95

B111: Concerto in D major for Bassoon and Piano by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier edited by Leonard Sharrow. International Music Co., 1968, SS, 8 + 3 pages. This is a reduction for piano of this Late Baroque concerto by Boismortier (1691-1755) originally for bassoon and orchestra. Three movements: Allegro, Largo (bassoon ad libitum), and Allegro. Advanced high school/early college level.
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11.25

B134: Premier Solo for Bassoon and Piano by Eugène Bourdeau edited by Himie Voxman. Rubank, 1941, 7 + 3 pages. A one movement work which starts at Moderato but accelerates in places. Advanced intermediate level and entirely in bass clef.
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4.95

B076: Canons and Hockets Concert Duet for Bassoons by Jerry L. Bowder. Manduca Music, 1996, SS. One extended movement of what looks like a fun piece. Separate parts in score format with the other part in small print. Probably early college level, but might be attempted by an outstanding high school duo.
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9.95
WW113: Contrastes III for Clarinet and Bassoon by Eugene Bozza. Alphonse Leduc, 1977, SS, 12 pages. Includes two copies of the parts in score format. There are eight short movements in this piece. Early college level.
32.30

B075: Sonata in F for Bassoon and Piano by Alexander Brent-Smith. Rosewood, 2003, SS, 34 + 9 pages. Alexander Brent-Smith (1889-1950) was a British composer, author, and teacher. This sonata is in three movements: I. Allegro Moderato, II. Tempo di Minuetto, and III. Allegretto grazioso. Early college level.
11.95

WW069: Trio in D minor for Oboe (Clarinet), Bassoon (Viola/Bass Clarinet/Basset Horn) and Piano by Alexander Brent-Smith. Rosewood, 2003, (includes piano score and all parts). This work was first performed in 1943. It is in three movements: I. Allegro Moderato, II. Andante, and III. Allegretto. It should be playable by those at the early college level (and adult amateurs).
23.95

B155: Girl on a beach under a sunshade for Bassoon and Piano (or Orchestra) by Paul Carr. Comus Edition, 1993, SS, 6 + 2 pages. After a pencil portrait by Alfred Munnings. This attractive solo for bassoon & piano is also available with accompaniment for a small orchestra of flute, clarinet, horn, harp and strings. Marked Relaxed and free throughout. The middle section is a waltz (più mosso), which is followed by a Recitative with tempo primo returning for the conclusion. Early college level (and in the key of B). Duration about 5 minutes.
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12.95

WW227: Woodwind Friends, 25 Intermediate Duets by Mike Curtis. MSS Publishing, 2010, SB, 73 pages in score format. This book has 25 intermediate duets with parts in C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef. The composer has computed that there are more than 50 possible combinations of woodwind instruments that can play them. These duets are progressive. They gradually build the student's experience of time signatures, articulations, tempi, dynamics, keys, styles and rhythmic complexity. They were written to be short and fun. Click on the cover image to see a sample page. Use your browser's Back button to return.
14.95

WW313: Conversations pour clarinette et basson by Jean-Michel Damase. Editions Henry Lemoine, 2000, SB, 20 pages in score format. Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2013) was a French pianist, conductor and composer. This suite for clarinet and bassoon has six "conversations" in a variety of tempos at the college level.  Click on the cover image to see the first page page.
18.95

B132: Concertino in B-flat Major Op. 12 for Bassoon and Piano by Ferdinand David edited by Simon Kovar. International Music Co., 1956, SS, 10 + 4 pages. Ferdinand David (1810-1873) was a German violinist and composer. This piece has two movements: Andante cantabile and Presto agitato. College level.
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11.25

B162: Introduction et polonaise for Bassoon and Piano by Jules Demersseman edited by Alexandre Ouzounoff. Billaudot, 2012, SS, 11 + 4 pages. Bassoonist Alexandre Ouzounoff has arranged and edited 19th-century flutist Jules Demersseman’s Introduction et Polonaise for solo bassoon and piano. For intermediate to advanced players (rated a 6 on the publisher's 9 step scale). Duration of about 8:30.
18.95

B120: Sonatine-tango for Bassoon and Piano by Pierre Max Dubois. Billaudot, 1984, SS, 15 + 6 pages. In four movements: I. Violent et animé, II. Scherzando, III. Sarabande, and IV. Vivace. College level with a duration of about 7 minutes. This piece was used for the 2008 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Bassoon Competition.
22.95
B053: Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra Op. 62 Piano Reduction by Edward Elgar. Novello, 1910, SS, 6 + 2 pages.
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17.95
Back in Stock!B035: Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble by Eric Ewazen, edition for bassoon and piano by the composer. Southern Music Co., 2004, SS, 40 + 12 pages. This piece was commissioned by Dr James Croft of Flordia State University and premiered by Jeff Keesecker in June 2003. In four movements: I. Andante con moto, II. Allegro vivace, III. Largo, and IV. Allego molto. There are recordings on YouTube of the second movement with wind ensemble and the fourth movement with piano. The wind ensemble parts are available as a rental.
24.95
B064: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano by Alvin Etler. Associated Music Publishers, 1955, SS, 28 + 8 pages. Dedicated to Emil Hebert. Etler (1913-1973) was a student of Hindemith and was influenced by Bartók and Copland. In four movements: Moderately slow, Fast, Slow, and Fast.  This is an upper level college work.
19.95

WW177: Tre Bagattelle for flute, clarinet and bassoon by Ferenc Farkas. Berben, 1993, SS, (includes score and parts). Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000) was a Hungarian composer and music educator who composed a number of popular pieces for woodwinds. In three movements: I. Allegretto, II. Andante, and III. Allegro. Suitable for early college level, amateur adult trios, and better high school ensembles.
15.95
B135: Six Sonatas Volume 1 for Bassoon and Piano by John Ernest Galliard edited by Arthur Weisberg. International Music Co., 1963, SS, 17 + 7 pages. Johann Ernst Galliard (1687-1749) was a German composer and oboist. The first three sonatas. Advanced high school/early college level.
14.25
B136: Six Sonatas Volume 2 for Bassoon and Piano by John Ernest Galliard edited by Arthur Weisberg. International Music Co., 1963, SS, 14 + 7 pages. The second three sonatas. These may be slightly easier than those in volume 1 and they are all in bass clef. High school/early college level.
13.75
WW049: Trio Pathétique for Clarinet, Bassoon (Violoncello) and Piano by Michail Glinka. Music Rara, 1957, SS. In four movements: Allegro Moderato, Scherzo, Largo and Allegro con spirito. This is a major work that brings out the best qualities of each instrument. The clarinet and bassoon parts are not especially difficult but it requires an excellent pianist.
25.95

G158: Concertante in B-flat major Hob. I:105 for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra (Piano Reduction) by Joseph Haydn edited by Sonja Gerlach with piano reduction by Siegfried Petrenz. Henle, 2007, PB. This piece was written by Haydn while in London in 1792 and was very warmly received. The "solo" parts alternate between solo passages and playing along with the rest of the orchestra in tuttis. In three movements: I. Allegro, II. Andante (in 6/8), and II. Allegro con spirito.
39.95
B055: Hindemith Sonate for Bassoon and Piano by Paul Hindemith. Schott, 1939, SS, 12 + 3 pages. In two movements: Leicht bewegt and Langsam/Marsch/Beschulss, Pastorale-Ruhig. The second movement of this piece was used for the 2009 IRDS Young Artist Competition.
Musique pour Basson et Piano V2 - JensenMusic of Paul Hindemith - GrossmanPaul Hindemith: Chamber Music
20.95
B060: Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra (edition for bassoon and piano) by Peter Hope. Emerson Edition, 2002, SS, 44 + 14 pages. This Concertino marks a deliberate return to original composition by Peter Hope after many years of commercial work, and was sparked off by the desire to write something for this neglected instrument. Using exciting rhythms, flavors of the blues and Latin America, he has created an expressive and virtuosic work to gladden the hearts of bassoonists and audiences alike. In three movements: Moderato; Andante, quasi blues; and Giocoso.
34.95
B147: Concerto for F Major for Bassoon and Piano (originally for bassoon and orchestra) by Johann Nepomuk Hummel edited by Leonard Sharrow. International Music, 1973, SS, 27 + 8 pages. Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) was an Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist. This is one of the standards of the bassoon repertoire. In three movements: Allegro moderato, Romanza (Andantino e cantabile), and Rondo (Vivace). College level with a duration of about 26 minutes.
14.25

WW238: Trio in G minor for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano by William Hurlstone. Emerson Edition, 2006, SS, 50 + 15 + 14 pages. William Yates Hurlstone (1876-1906) was a talented British composer whose untimely death, before he could reach full maturity as a composer, has resulted in undeserved obscurity. This work was written in 1896/97 but the third movement was lost for many years and this is the first publication of the complete work (the full story can be found here, scroll down to see it). The four movements are: I. Allegro moderato, II. Andante, III. Scherzo (Allegretto con moto), and IV. Andante maestoso/Allegro vivace. College level.
52.95
B073: Partita for Solo Bassoon by Gordon Jacob. Oxford University Press/Allegro Music, 1971, SS, 4 pages. This 5 1/2 minute work is dedicated to William Waterhouse. It is in five movements: 1. Preludio (Allegro Molto), 2. Valse (Tempo di Valse animato), 3, Presto (Presto assai), 4. Aria antiqua (Andante), and 5. Capricietto (Allegro molto).
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10.95
WW072: Six Ragtimes for flute or clarinet or bassoon and piano by Scott Joplin edited by Dieter H. Förster. Kunzelmann, 1979, with play-along CD. Six familiar Joplin rags: Original Rags, Elite Synchopations, The Entertainer, The Favorite, The Chrysanthemum, and The Ragtime Dance. Includes a CD of the piano accompaniment.
29.50

WW167: Duo Op. 73 for Clarinet and Bassoon by Michael Kibbe. Michael Kibbe, 2007, SB, (includes score and parts). Premiered in 1983, this revised edtion was published in late 2007. The work is in three movements: I. Briskly, II. Quietly Moving, and III. Very fast. Duration about 8 minutes. Early college level.
19.95

C1158: Pink Flamingos Tango for Clarinet and Bass Clarinet (or Bassoon) by Michael Kibbe. Michael Kibbe, 2006, (includes all parts). Originally written for wind quintet, the composer has adapted this piece for two players. At an Allegro sensuoso tempo, this should be playable by good high school/adult amateur performers and beyond.
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11.95
WW142: Sonata Op. 40 for Bass Clarinet (or Bassoon) and Piano by Michael Kibbe. Stretto Music, SB, 24 + 7 pages. This piece was composed in 1977-78 (and revised in 2005) and is in a very straightforward Neoclassical style in three contrasting movements with an emphasis on clarinet of form and of the melodic ideas. The movements are: I. Allegro deciso, II. Andante tranquillo, and III. Allegro vivo. College level with a duration of about 9:30.
15.95
B163: Solo pour le basson for Bassoon and Piano by Hyacinthe Klose edited by Alexandre Ouzounoff. Billaudot, 2012, SS, 11 + 4 pages. Hyacinthe Klosé (1808-1880) was a French clarinetist, professor at the Conservatoire de Paris, and composer. This is a sectional piece with several short cadenzas. The main sections are: Allegro vivo, Andante cantabile, Allegro and Allegro leggiero. It is rated a 7 on the publisher's 9 step difficulty scale. Duration of about 7:00.
18.95
B057: Monolog 5 Bassoon by Erland von Koch. Gehrmans, 1977, SS. This piece for solo bassoon was written in 1975. It is in two parts (which may be played separately). Part I is Andante con moto/Poco più mosso (which is an inversion of the Andante con moto section). Part II is Allegretto giocoso/Allegro vivace/Allegretto burlesco, etc. in other words, a comical bassoon character piece. College level.
The Virtuoso Bassoon - Knut Sonstevold
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16.95
B133: Concerto in C major for Bassoon and Piano by Jan Anton Koželuch edited by Leonard Sharrow with cadenzas by Milan Turkovic. International Music Co., 1981, SS, 19 + 6 pages. Jan Antonín Koželuh (1738-1814) was a Czech (Bohemian) composer. It is in three movements: I. Allegro, II. Larghetto, and III. Vivace. Early college level.
14.25
B117: I Never Saw Another Butterfly for soprano voice and bassoon. Music by Lori Laitman and texts by children of the Holocaust. Arsis Press, 2002, SS. Includes two parts in score format. Originally written for voice and saxophone, the composer has created editions for clarinet and bassoon. Based on poetry by children from the Terezin concentration camp and written in 1996, the six songs of the cycle use varied imagery and musical styles. The composer writes: "One cannot help but be touched by the hope and innocence that these children put into their poetry, despite their terrible surroundings. The accompaniment of the saxophone is intended to be haunting and soulful, with echoes of Klezmer music." The song titles are: The Butterfly, Yes--That's the Way Things Are, Birdsong, Man Proposes, God Disposes, and The Old House. The first performance was at John Hopkins University in 1996 with soprano Lauren Wagner and saxophonist Gary Louie, for whom the piece was written.
17.50
B056: Concertino for Bassoon and String Orchestra Op 45. No. 4 by Lars-Erik Larsson. Gehrmans, 1957, SS, 20 + 7 pages. Piano reduction. In one continuos movement with several sections marked: Allegro moderato/Larghetto/Allegro moderato/Allegro molto/Presto. College level.

B127: Concertino for Bassoon and String Orchestra Op 45. No. 4 by Lars-Erik Larsson. Gehrmans, 1957, SS, 21 pages. Score. (The parts are available as a rental.)
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WW237: Trio for Clarinet (Violin), Bassoon (Viola/Bass Clarinet/Basset Horn) and Piano by Charles Harford Lloyd. Rosewood Publications, 1997, SB, (includes piano score and all parts). Charles Harford Lloyd (1864-1919) was a celebrated organist and music professor who also did some composing. Although most successful as a choral composer, he wrote a few other works including this one and a Duo Concertante for clarinet and piano. In three movements: I. Allegro con brio, II Andante espressivo, and III. Allegro moderato. (Early) college level.
31.95
B115: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Piano Reduction) by Guido Mancusi. Musikverlag Alexander Mayer, 2006, SS, 24 + 13 pages. Guido Mancusi (1966-) is an Italian conductor and composer who studied bassoon during his student days in Vienna. In three movements: I Allegro vivace, II. Andante comodo, III. Andante/Allegro scherzando. A college level work.
19.95

WW319: Adagio from the Serenade 'Gran Partitta' (K 361/370a) for 2 Clarinets and Bassoon or Bass Clarinet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arranged by Anthony Masiello. MMHC Music Publications, 2014, SS, includes all parts and score. The lowest note in the bass clarinet part is a low F. Click on the cover image to view the first page of the score.
16.95
B048: Mozart Concerto in B-flat major for Bassoon and Orchestra KV 191 (Piano Reduction) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart edited by Franz Giegling with piano reduction by Martin Schelhaas. Baerenreiter (BA4868a), 2003. This edition includes a solo part based on the urtext of the New Mozart Edition, cadenzas and eingänge by Jane Gower (two for each opportunity), the piano part which is described as "easy to play," and a preface in German and English by the editor and additional comments on performance practice by Gower.
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto - Zeman
20.95
B074: Mozart Concerto in B-flat major for Bassoon and Orchestra KV 191 (Piano Reduction) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart edited by Ernst Herttrich with piano reduction by Siegried Petrenz. Henle, 2006. Cadenzas (two for each) and eingänge (three for each) by noted Mozart scholar and performer Robert Levin. Includes a preface in German, English, and French by the editor and some notes on the editing.
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto - Zeman
22.95
B059: Mozart Sonata for Bassoon and Violoncello in B-flat major KV 292 (196c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Breitkopf & Haertel, 1984?, SS, 11 pages. This work is believed to have been written in Munich towards the beginning of 1775 for the amateur bassoonist Baron Thaddäus von Dürnitz. There is some question about the lower voice being written for cello but it has found wide acceptance in this and other combinations. In three movements: Allegro, Andante, and Rondo (Allegro).
Duos - Christopher Millard
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B049: Rhapsody for Bassoon by Willson Osborne. C.F. Peters, 1958. An excellent one movement work which is one of the most popular compositions for solo bassoon.
Masterworks for Bassoon - Koyama
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9.95
B139: Concert Piece for Bassoon and Strings (Piano Reduction) by Burrill Phillips. Eastman School of Music, 1940, 9 + 3 pages. Burrill Phillips (1907-1988) was an American composer, teacher, and pianist. This is considered one of his more important pieces. It is in one movement marked Allegro with a more expressive in lyrical section in the middle. Advanced high school or early college level with a duration of about 4:45.
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B138: Concertpiece Op. 35 for Bassoon and Piano by Gabriel Pierné edited by Bernard Garfield. International Music Co., 1957, SS, 12 + 4 pages. Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937) was a French composer, conductor, and organist. In two sections:  Allegro non troppo (mm=104) and Allegro scherzando (6/8 mm=126). Early college level.
Mélange, French Music For Bassoon - Christopher Millard
13.75
B137: Prélude de Concert Op. 53 (On a Theme of Purcell) for Bassoon and Piano by Gabriel Pierné. Salabert, 1933, SS, 9 + 3 pages.  This piece is in one continuous movement at Allegro non troppo (mm=100). Advanced high school or early college level.
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14.95
WW038: Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon by Francis Poulenc. Chester Music, 1924, SS, 12 pages. The music is in score format. Somewhat similar in style to Sonata for Two Clarinets, it has three movements: Allegro, Romance, and Final. While the bassoonist faces some endurance issues in the second and third movements, this is excellent recital repertoire.
Portrait of David Weber

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B050: Lyrical Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Piano Reduction) by Simon Proctor. Southern Music Company, 2004, SS, 32 + 7 pages. Also includes an optional part for Medieval Cupped Bells which can also be played on Tubular Bells (Chimes) or Bells (Glockenspiel). Originally written for the serpent, this cheerful and melodious piece is especially well-suited for performance on other instruments that occupy the same tonal region including the bassoon and contrabassoon.
17.50
B153: Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 for Bassoon and Piano by Serge Rachmaninoff edited by Leonard Sharrow. International Music Co., 1972, SS, 4 + 1 pages. Originally for voice and piano this edition is in the key of C minor and is entirely in tenor clef.
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8.25
B079: Five Miniatures for Bassoon and Piano by Ilan Rechtman. Elkan-Vogel, 1977, SS, 7 + 3 pages. It is amazing that anything written by an 11 year old (not named Mozart) would not only be published but still be in print after 30 years, but that is what Israeli Ilan Rechtman (1963-), pianist and composer, accomplished. This is actually six short pieces beginning with an Introduction (quasi rubato) for bassoon alone followed by the five miniatures. An upper intermediate level piece.
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B151: Sonate for Bassoon and Piano Op. 168 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Durand, 1921, 21 + 8 pages. In three movements: I. Allegretto moderato, II. Allegro scherzando moderato, and III. Adagio/Allegro moderato. College level with a duration of about 12:20.
19.95
B159: Bassoon Sonata Op. 168 for Bassoon and Piano by Camille Saint-Saëns edited by Peter Jost. Henle, 2010, SS, 16 + 6 pages. This new edition was based on the composer's manuscript and the first edition. It includes a Preface describing the creation of the three wind sonatas composed at the end of Saint-Saëns life and notes on sources and editing. In three movements: I. Allegretto moderato, II. Allegro scherzando moderato, and III. Adagio/Allegro moderato. College level with a duration of about 12:20.
19.95

WW287: Six Studies for Clarinet and Bassoon by Peter Schickele. Theodore Press Co., 2012, SS, 12 pages (score format). As a teenage Schickele played both bassoon and clarinet has maintained a "fondness for the combination" ever since. Now, years later, he was presented with the opportunity to again compose for this duo, with the resulting Six Studies, a short (9' total) set of varied pieces ranging from reverent to raucous. For intermediate to advanced performers. The titles are Cantilena, Parallel Motion, Spanish Nights, Staccato, Hymn, and Vaudeville.
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WW202: Concerto in B-flat for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra (Piano Reduction) by Karl Stamitz edited by Johannes Wojciechowski. Sikorski, 1954, 28 + 8 + 8 pages (includes both parts and piano score). In three movements: I. Allegro moderato, II. Andante moderato and III. Rondo. The parts are well laid out with excellent page turns. Cues are often provided before entrances and the other solo part is provided for the two joint cadenzas. The 1954 publication of this work was the first time it had been published.
Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Concertos Vol 1
34.95
WW325: Old Shoes Op. 54 Duets for Clarinet and Bassoon by Don Stewart. Trillenium Music, 2013, SS, 13 pages. This work is in score format (2 copies) which some extra pages included to avoid page turns. This work is also available for for clarinet and bass clarinet (C2147). Four pieces: 1. Some Blues, 2. After Mose (a down-south funk), 3. Waltz, and 4. After Cole (Porter, in the style of Billy May both a show-tune and a bop). College level. Click on the cover image to view a sample page.
39.95
WW043: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon with String Orchestra and Harp (Piano Reduction) by Richard Strauss. Boosey & Hawkes, 1949, SS. Includes two copies of duet parts and the piano reduction in score format. The Concertino is in three movements: Allegro moderato, Rondo, and Tempo primo.
54.95

New!B154: Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano by Alexandre Tansman. Eschig, 1952, SS, 10 + 4 pages. Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986) was born in Poland, but after studying music and law there, move to Paris where he spent most of his life (except for the World War II period in Los Angeles). His music is primarily neoclassical, drawing on his Polish and Jewish heritage as well as his French musical influences. In three movements: I. Allegro con moto, II Aria (Largo cantabile), and III. Scherzo (Presto). The piece is considered a classic of the bassoon repertoire. College level with a duration of about 9 minutes.
The Virtuoso Bassoon - Knut Sonstevold
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21.95

B114: Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 for Bassoon and Piano by Georg Philipp Telemann edited by Simon Kovar with realization of continuo by Robert Veyron-Lacroix. International Music Co., 1949, SS, 10 + 4 pages. Originally for bassoon or recorder and continuo. In four movements: Andante cantabile, Allegro, Andante, and Vivace. Upper intermediate level.
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11.25

New!B146: Ciranda Das Sete Notas for Bassoon and String Orchestra Piano Reduction by Heitor Villa-Lobos. PeerMusic, 1961, SS, 14 + 3 pages. The Ciranda das Sete Notas (Round Dance of Seven Notes) for bassoon and strings, was written in 1933 and was inspired by the ciranda, a children's round dance. College level. Here is a performance with orchestra from YouTube: Part I & Part II.
12.95

New!B141: Antonio Vivaldi 10 Bassoon Concerti Vol. 1 for Bassoon and Piano by Antonio Vivaldi edited by Sol Schoenbach piano accompaniment realized by William Winstead. G. Schirmer, 1972, SS, 85 + 26 pages. Upper intermediate level and beyond. The five concerti in this volume are Concerto in D minor (Pincherle 282), Concerto in E minor (Pincherle 137), Concerto in A minor (Pincherle 72), Concerto in C major (Pincherle 46), and Concerto in C minor (Pincherle 432).
19.95

New!B142: Antonio Vivaldi 10 Bassoon Concerti Vol. 2 for Bassoon and Piano by Antonio Vivaldi edited by Sol Schoenbach piano accompaniment realized by William Winstead. G. Schirmer, 1972, SS, 81 + 23 pages. Upper intermediate level and beyond. The five concerti in this volume are Concerto in C major (Pincherle 45), Concerto in F major (Pincherle 299), Concerto in G major (Pincherle 382), Concerto in B-flat major (Pincherle 382), and Concerto in E-flat major (Pincherle 433).
19.95

New!B149: Concerto in A minor F. VIII, 7 for Bassoon, Strings and Harpsichord (Piano Reduction) by Antonio Vivaldi edited and piano reduction by Angelo Ephrikian. Ricordi, 1986, SS, 13 + 4 pages. In three movements: Allegro molto, Andante molto, and Allegro. College level. This is the same concerto in A minor that is in B141 where it is referenced as Pincherele 72. This piece was used for the 2009 IRDS Young Artist Competition.
8.95

B129: Concerto in B-flat major RV 501 "La Notte" for Bassoon and Piano by Antonio Vivaldi edited and piano reduction by Giorgio Federico Ghedini. International Music Co., 1951, SS, 11 + 4 pages. This concerto was originally for bassoon, strings and continuo. In five movements: Largo/Andante molto, Fantasia (Presto), Presto, "Il sonno" (Adagio), "Sorge l'aurora (Allegro). College level.
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13.50

B130: Concerto in E minor RV 484 for Bassoon and Piano by Antonio Vivaldi edited by Leonard Sharrow. International Music Co., 1966, SS, 12 + 5 pages. This concerto was originally for bassoon, strings and continuo. In three movements: Allegro poco, Andante, and Allegro. College level.
12.75

B131: Concerto in F major RV 489 for Bassoon and Piano by Antonio Vivaldi edited by Leonard Sharrow. International Music Co., 1974, SS, 11 + 4 pages. In three movements: Allegro, Largo, and Allegro. College level.
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9.50

New!B145: Andante E Rondo Ongarese (Andante and Hungarian Rondo) Op. 35 for Bassoon and Piano by Carl Maria von Weber edited by Gábor Darvas. Schott, 1967, SS, 21 + 6 pages. Weber originally wrote this piece for viola and orchestra but later did this version for bassoon which is a very popular part of the bassoon repertoire. The Rondo is marked Allegretto.
20.95

B118: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F major Op. 75 Edition for Bassoon and Piano by Carl Maria von Weber edited by William Waterhouse. Universal Edition, 1990, SS, 22 + 9 pages. A very nice edition with notes on the editing by Waterhouse and prepared with attention to page turns in the bassoon part. In three movements: I. Allegro ma non troppo, II. Adagio, and III. Allegro. This edition was recommended for the 2008 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Bassoon Competition.
25.95

B148: Concerto in F major Op. 75 for Bassoon and Piano by Carl Maria von Weber edited by Leonard Sharrow. International Music Co., 1968, SS, 19 + 7 pages. In three movements: I. Allegro ma non troppo, II. Adagio, and III. Allegro. This edition has more articulations markings than the Universal Edition, does not have measure numbers, and the page turns are not as good (although the piece isn't long enough to make that a major issue).
14.75
WW220: Prelude and Fugue for Two Clarinets and Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet) by Richard Walthew. Rosewood Publications, 1997, SB. Includes parts and score. Richard Walthew (1872-1951) was a British composer with a special affinity for chamber music. The Prelude is Andante Moderato and the Fugue is Andante espressivo. All of the parts are important and challenging at the early college level. 
8.95

B122: Arioso for Bassoon and Piano by Julius Weissenborn edited by Robert S. Williams. Southern Music, 2008, SS, 2 + 1 pages. This is from the Tone and Performance Studies No. 3. A short piece for bassoon students who are just beyond the beginning stage (for younger students) or older beginners.
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4.00

B144: Elegie for Bassoon and Piano by Julius Weissenborn edited by Robert S. Williams. Southern Music, 2008, SS, 4 + 1 pages. This is from the Tone and Performance Studies No. 10. This is an intermediate level piece. The tempo is Grave (very slow). The editor calls it a "miniature masterwork."
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New!B156: Humoresque for Bassoon and Piano by Julius Weissenborn edited by Robert S. Williams. Southern Music, 2010, SS, 2 + 1 pages. This is Tone and Performance Studies No. 11. This is an intermediate level piece. It is at a Commodo tempo with some Animato sections. The editor has included performance notes. 
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B143: Notturno (Nocturne) for Bassoon and Piano by Julius Weissenborn edited by Robert S. Williams. Southern Music, 2007, SS, 7 + 2 pages. This is from the Tone and Performance Studies No. 13. This is an upper intermediate level piece. It is presented in one version in bass clef and another in tenor clef. It begins Andantino, alla recitativo which is followed by Larghetto. The editor has included performance notes. 
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New!B150: Romance No. 1 for Bassoon and Piano by Julius Weissenborn edited by Robert S. Williams. Southern Music, 2009, SS, 6 + 2 pages. This is from the Tone and Performance Studies No. 16. This is an intermediate/upper intermediate level piece. It begins Andante con moto and alternates between that an faster tempos throughout. The editor has included performance notes. 
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B123: Song Without Words for Bassoon and Piano by Julius Weissenborn edited by Robert S. Williams. Southern Music, 2008, SS, 3 + 1 pages. This is from the Tone and Performance Studies No. 9. A piece at a slow tempo (Langsam) for early intermediate bassoon students.
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WW058: Three Short Stories for Clarinet and Bassoon by Gernot Wolfgang. Doblinger, 2003, SS, (includes parts and score). Gernot Wolfgang (1957-) is an Austrian born composer who lives in Los Angeles. He received his musical education in Austria and the United States. He has written chamber and orchestral music as well as for the film and TV industries. The three stories are: 1. Uncle Bebop (very fast with straight eighth notes), 2. Rays of Light (Rubato, expressive), 3. Latin Dance (also very fast with straight eighth notes).
33.95
WW058a: Three Short Stories for Viola and Bassoon by Gernot Wolfgang. Doblinger, 2002, SS, (includes parts and score). Gernot Wolfgang (1957-) is an Austrian born composer who lives in Los Angeles. He received his musical education in Austria and the United States. He has written chamber and orchestral music as well as for the film and TV industries. The three stories are: 1. Uncle Bebop (very fast with straight eighth notes), 2. Rays of Light (Rubato, expressive), 3. Latin Dance (also very fast with straight eighth notes).
33.95
B058: Ballade for Bassoon and Orchestra Op. 33 Piano Reduction by Julien-François Zbinden. Breitkopf & Haertel, 9 + 3 pages. In one extended movement with frequent meter and tempo changes. This is an advanced work that is frequently used in competitions.
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22.95


Music Collections (in order by title)
G253: Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds for Trombone, Baritone and/or Bassoon arranged by Doris Gazda and Larry Clark. Carl Fischer, 2013, SS, 45 pages in score format. The intention of Compatible Christmas Duets is to provide instrument players the opportunity to play fifty popular Christmas carols in arrangements for two instruments. These duets will work with any combination of any two instruments, so you can play carols with your friends no matter what instrument they play. There are endless possibilities for using duet combinations for fun and entertainment around the holidays. You can play for family, friends, or in a concert setting. We have editions for instruments in C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef and can order the versions for Horn in F and Tuba if requested. Click on the cover image to view a sample page from the Flute/Oboe book.
12.95
B161: Compatible Trios for Winds for Bassoon, Trombone, or Euphonium (BC) arranged or composed by Larry Clark. Carl Fischer, 2012, SS, 45 pages in score format. This collection contains 32 trios in a variety of styles from classical to folk, and includes some new original works as well. Each piece is playable by any combination of three wind instruments. Compatible Trios for Winds is especially useful in a school setting. Generally at an early intermediate level. Includes tunes such as The Irish Washerwoman, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, MacDowell's To a Wild Rose, and more. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents.
9.95
G243: Organ Plus! Volume 4, Five Pieces for Organ and One Instrument edited by Charles Callahan. MorningStar Music Publishers, 2013, SS, 45 pages (total). The fourth volume of this popular and practical series contains five pieces for organ and a solo instrument. The piece with a basson part ais marked Bn. Contents: Henry Hadley Elegy, Max Reger Lyric Andante, Georg Goltermann Religioso [Bn], Henry Purcell Rondeau and Air, and John Stanley Siciliana. The instruments vary throughout and include Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Clarinet, Bassoon, Cello, and Horn. The instrumental parts call for high school level skills and the organ part does not look difficult. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents which shows the instrumental parts available for each piece.
20.95
B164: Repertoire Classics for Bassoon with Piano Accompaniment compiled and edited by Kevin Fuller. Carl Fischer, 2013, SS, 48 pages + CD. This is a comprehensive and progressively graded collections of classic solos for bassoon with piano accompaniment. The book contains a mix of transcriptions of familiar classics along with solos written specifically for the instrument. Many of the pieces in these collections are on state contest/festival music lists and cover grades 2 through 4. There is a wide variety of music representing all style periods, and include works by some of the greatest composers of all time. The included data CD contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniments to make practicing more fun and it also contains piano accompaniment parts for all pieces in the collection in PDF format. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents.
14.95
B140: Solos for the Bassoon Player with Piano Accompaniment selected and arranged by Sol Schoenbach. G. Schirmer, 1954, SS, 68 + 24 pages. These pieces are primarily from the orchestral repertoire and are at the intermediate to early advanced level with some tenor clef. They are: Beethoven Adagio (Sextet Op. 71), Stravinsky Berceuse (Firebird), J.S. Bach Bourree I and II from Cello Suite No. 3 and Es ist vollbracht (St. John Passion), Tchaikovsky First and Second Movements from Symphony No. 4 and Third Movement (Valse) from Symphony No. 5, Donizetti Romanza (L'elisir d'amore), Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas), and Mussorgsky four excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition (including The Old Castle).
19.95


Studies and Exercises (in order by title)
B128: Ten Etudes for Bassoon by Kenneth Lowman. Western International Music, 1969, SS, 20 pages. These 10 etudes are based on scales: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, . . . Locrian, 12 Tone, 9 Note Scale, and 8 Note Scale. Advanced high school or early college level. Lots of tenor clef.
4.00
B041: 12 Caprices for Bassoon (Douze Caprices pour Basson) by Eugène Bozza. Alphonse Leduc, 1968, SS, 12 pages. Moderately difficult.
16.50
B033: 12 Studies for Bassoon (Douze Etudes pour Basson)by Pierre Max Dubois. Alphonse Leduc, 1957, SS, 16 pages. Twelve etudes in various styles. 
21.95
B030: 15 Études Journalières for Bassoon by Eugène Bozza. Alphonse Leduc, 1945, SS, 19 pages. Fifteen difficult etudes to be used in preparation for playing modern music. 
28.30
B038: 15 Etudes Written in the Style of 20th Century Music for Bassoon by Arthur Weisberg. Arthur Weisberg, 2004, SS, 31 pages. These etudes have been written to help players familiarize themselves with music written in the 20th century and beyond and which features a very different harmonic language, a vast extension of rhythmic possibilities, and the introduction of a number of new notational symbols. 
31.50
B031: 20 Studies for Bassoon (Vingt Etudes pour le Basson) by Marcel Bitsch. Alphonse Leduc, 1945, SS, 19 pages. Advanced college level etudes. The current list price is $29.85.
28.15
B023: 20 Studies for Bassoon by Albert Vaulet revised by Himie Voxman. Rubank, 1958, SS, 24 pages.  Good variety, keys in 4 flats to 4 sharps, and tenor clef.
5.50
B124: 24 Daily Exercises for Bassoon by Simon Kovar. Southern Music, 1951/2008, SB, 111 pages. Simon Kovar (1890-1970) was born in Lithuania, played in the New York Philharmonic for nearly 30 years, and was one of the most renowned teachers of bassoon. This book includes a wide variety of exercises and has special instructions for many of them. Because of the spiral binding, it will lay flat on the music stand.
24.95
B110: 25 Studies in Scales and Chords for Bassoon Op. 24 by Ludwig Milde edited by Simon Kovar. International Music Co., 1950, SS, 27 pages. These are intermediate studies, loosely based on scales and arpegios, in an wide range of keys and with plenty of tenor clef. 

13.25
B010: 26 Melodic Studies for Bassoon by Eugène Jancourt, edited by William Waterhouse. Universal Edition, SS, 42 pages. This selection of concert studies is from Jancourt's Grande Méthode théorique et praticque, Op. 15. They are tuneful and technically interesting and feature a wide range of keys and musical styles.
26.95
B011: 30 Classical Studies for Bassoon edited by William Waterhouse. Universal Edition, SS, 44 pages. This collection of classical studies and caprices offers a representative selection of study material from the mid 18th to mid 19th centuries. These studies are drawn from the work of J.D. Braun, E. Ozi, F.R. Gebauer, J. Frölich, C. Jacobi, and W. Neukirchner.
27.95

B108: 50 Concert Studies for Bassoon Op. 26, Nos. 1-25, Volume 1 by Ludwig Milde edited by Simon Kovar. International Music Co., 1948, SS, 49 pages. These are advanced studies in an wide variety of keys and with lots of tenor clef. The printing is clearer in these editions than in the Carl Fischer and there are more dynamic markings.

B109: 50 Concert Studies for Bassoon Op. 26, Nos. 26-50, Volume 2 by Ludwig Milde. International Music Co., 1948, SS, 53 pages.

Vol. 1
14.25

Vol. 2
14.25

B016: Concert Studies for Bassoon Op. 26, Book 1 (1-25) by Ludwig Milde. Carl Fischer, SS, 49 pages.

B017: Concert Studies for Bassoon Op. 26, Book 2 (26-50) by Ludwig Milde. Carl Fischer, SS, 53 pages.

Book 1
11.95

Book 2
11.50

B068: 75 Etudes for Bassoon Book 1 Op. 24, (25 Studies on Scales and Arpeggios) by Ludwig Milde edited by Maurice Allard. Billaudot, 1973, SS, 27 pages. Scale and arpeggio studies at the intermediate level. Lots of tenor clef.

B069: 75 Etudes for Bassoon Book 2 Op. 26, (25 Concert Studies: 1-25) by Ludwig Milde edited by Maurice Allard. Billaudot, 1973, SS, 49 pages. Very useful studies at the advanced intermediate level and beyond. Lots of tenor clef.

B070: 75 Etudes for Bassoon Book 3 Op. 26, (25 Concert Studies: 26-50) by Ludwig Milde edited by Maurice Allard. Billaudot, 1973, SS, 53 pages. Very useful studies at the advanced intermediate level and beyond. Lots of tenor clef.

Book 1
20.95

Book 2
33.95

Book 3
32.95


B126: Bassoon Intervals for Reading by Christopher Weait. Christopher Weait, 2007, SB, 64 pages. The interval patterns are based on the premise that instrumentalists need to know how intervals look in order to improve sight-reading and technical fluency. The patterns are similar to those in "Bassoon Scales for Reading" and make a useful supplement to it. The rhythmic and metric patterns are different in each section. All keys are represented including the enharmonic keys.
25.95


B051: Bassoon Scales for Reading by Christopher Weait. Christopher Weait, 2004, SB, 136 pages. These scale and arpeggio patterns are based upon the premise that instrumentalists need to know how scales and arpeggios look in order to be fluent sight-readers and improve finger technique. They are divided into low, middle and high registers. They progress through the cycle of fourths to include 15 keys, including the enharmonic keys. The high register patterns use tenor and treble clefs. Accidentals are used for each key rather than key signatures. Scales included are: majors with tonic arpeggios, harmonic minors with minor arpeggios, melodic minors with dominant seventh arpeggios, chromatics, whole tones with augmented arpeggios, octatonics (diminished scales) with diminished seventh arpeggios, pentatonic and blues scales.
29.95
B029: Bassoon Warm-Ups by Christopher Weait. Emerson Edition, 1990, SS, 11 pages. These warm-ups emphasize legato playing and can be played by bassoonists with limited range by omitting high notes. They are organized to expand gradually the range, dynamic level and rhythmic awareness of the player.  In addition to their use prior to practice, rehearsal or performance, they are also useful for testing new reeds.
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11.95
G069: Contemporary Rhythm & Meter Duets for Bass Clef Instruments by Elliot Del Borgo. Meredith Music Publications, 1996, SS, 31 pages. Based on the concept of Contemporary Rhythm & Meter Studies, these fourteen, two-page duets make extensive use of metric and rhythmic devices, and harmonic and tonal devices commonly found in 20th Century works. They are ideal for any instrument for developing sight-reading skills as well as recital performance, jury exams, and lesson material.
9.95
G067: Contemporary Rhythm & Meter Studies for Bass Clef Instruments by Elliot Del Borgo. Meredith Music Publications, 1996, SS, 31 pages. These 28 etudes make extensive use of metric and rhythmic devices found in 20th century works. Composed as recital/performance pieces, all melodic material is derived from a variety of contemporary patterns including synthetic scales, 12-tone and 7-tone rows, cell-derived patterns, modal scales and traditional major and minor tonalities. 
9.95
B020: Melodious and Progressive Studies for Bassoon Book 1 edited by Alan Hawkins. Southern Music Co., SS, 96 pages. More than just etudes (by Demnitz, Lee, Bordogni, Nocentini, and Ozi), this book includes scales, chord and arpeggio studies, technical and velocity exercises, duets and more.
12.95
B021: Melodious and Progressive Studies for Bassoon Book 2 edited by Alan Hawkins. Southern Music Co., SS, 96 pages. Includes studies by Hause, Nocentini, Gariboldi, Terschak, Kummer, Dont, Gambaro, Drouet, and Lazarus. There are also technical and velocity studies, tonguing and double tonguing exercises, chromatic studies, duets, and a fingering chart.
12.95


B054: Parès Scales for Bassoon by Gabriel Parès revised and edited by Harvey S. Whistler. Rubank, 1965, SS, 48 pages. A basic (no tenor clef) but fairly extensive book of 219 scales and scale based exercises. Major and minor keys from 3 sharps to 5 flats.
6.50
B045: Preludes – Studies after Cokken by Fernand Oubradous. Alphonse Leduc, 1944, SS, 11 pages. Part of the Complete Method for Bassoon. Intermediate level. This has been in stock for some time. The current retail price is $22.70.
16.70
G065: Rhythmical Articulation (for bass clef instruments) by  Pasquale Bona selected and transcribed by William D. Fitch. Carl Fischer, 1969, SS, 47 pages. The bass clef edition has Parts II and III from the original, 41 etudes. Useful for bassoon, trombone, cello, euphonium, tuba, and bass clarinetist's who want to work on bass clef.
12.50
B042: Scales and Daily Exercises Part 1 by Fernand Oubradous. Alphonse Leduc, 1938, SS, 29 pages. Part of the Complete Method for Bassoon. Scales and exercises in major and minor keys through three flats and sharps. This book introduces tenor clef on the first page.
36.25
B043: Scales and Daily Exercises Part 2 by Fernand Oubradous. Alphonse Leduc, 1938, SS, 36 pages. Part of the Complete Method for Bassoon. Scales and exercises in major and minor keys from four through seven flats and sharps plus chromatic exercises.
44.25
B044: Technical and Melodious Complemental Exercises (Part 3) by Fernand Oubradous. Alphonse Leduc, 1939, SS, 24 pages. Part of the Complete Method for Bassoon. Exercises for the independence of the fingers, legato and non-legato, phrasing, chromatics, arpeggios, and ornamentation.
32.45

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