Louvier, Grant The Machine Who Longs to be Human
This is a very accessible, effective work for solo contrabassoon by oboist/composer Grant Louvier. The piece employs a small amount of “feathered” notation and exploits the full range of the traditional contrabassoon.
Contrabassoon and Piano
Corina, John Divertimento for Contrabassoon and Piano
John Corina composed this four-movement work in 2000 at the request of Bruce Gbur. The contrabassoon part lies within a two-and-a-half octave range and should be within the technicalabilities of an advanced collegiate player.
Hartley, Walter S. Contra-Piece for Contra-Bass Woodwind and Piano
Hartley wrote this short work in memory of his friend, the legendary saxophonist Sigurd Rascher. The set includes solo parts for contrabass saxophone, contrabass clarinet, and contrabassoon. The composer has noted that the work can be played by the next instrument an octave higher in each family as Andante for ________ and Piano.
John Van der Slice Duo for Contrabassoon and Piano
This challenging work was written for contrabassoonist Henry Skolnick, who has recorded it commercially. It requires professional-level technique and a command of the instrument’s upper register.
Contrabassoon and Narrator
Luigi Zaninelli The Pobble Who Has No Toes
“An Entertainment for Contrabassoon, Narrator, and Dinner Bell,” This piece features one of Edward Lear’s most beloved nonsense poems. The set includes a score for the narrator and a “solo” part for the contrabassoonist to eliminate page turns.
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