• Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
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Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
on: October 23, 2019, 22:14:15
My fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano duet with sheet music - I'm happy with this one and would love to hear your guys' opinion on it! Just want to be a better composer :)



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Re: Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 09:30:36
This is simply wonderful.
I've been enthusiastic about your music before, but this one is the most beautiful so far.
I hope you don't mind me asking:
Did you sing the bassoon part before you wrote it? Because it sounds like the most natural this to do against the piano backing.

Really lovely piece of work.

Long may you run!
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 12:16:16
I am not technically knowledgeable enough to comment on this as a composition, but I do think it is an outstanding piece of music  - very listenable and much better than a lot of the output of the UK classical radio stations. Bravo @OscoBosco !
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Re: Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 02:14:13
Thanks so much @LePlongeur and @redmando ! Happy you liked it! Yeah I actually did sing it before writing it for bassoon. Funny you noticed that somehow :)


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Re: Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 08:19:57
Thanks so much @LePlongeur and @redmando ! Happy you liked it! Yeah I actually did sing it before writing it for bassoon. Funny you noticed that somehow :)

At the time you asked this, I had too many things to do. Sorry that I didn’t come around to give your question a proper answer @OscoBosco

I have a Japanese friend and her parents gave her a piano stool for her second birthday.
From that day she was trained to become a concert pianist and they used the Suzuki method for that. A straight and a no compromise method aiming at the ultimate eye-hand coordination.

At her request I taught her to first sing her score. And use her musical memory to the limit, instead of her senso motor memory.
There’s a more human touch audible when you study your score this way.
If you listen to Errol Garner (for instance) or the other great jazz musicians you’ll hear them humming to themselves when playing. A small edge of sloppiness gypsiness creeps in.

The Japanese lady is a London, Paris, Tokyo, New York kind of artist. And her more recent work was recorded from memory. And played live too.

So, in short, I always listen how a melody develops . And the bassoon definitely has a singing quality
To it.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
Reply #5 on: November 25, 2019, 04:11:37
Excellent composition @OscoBosco  complex harmonies reminiscent of Camille Saint Saens. Beautiful melody that works well with bassoon.

Reading along , I wanted the articulations on the piano to be more clear... perhaps back off on the reverb a bit?

Thank you for sharing... 😎


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Re: Fairy tale bagatelle for bassoon and piano
Reply #6 on: December 24, 2019, 21:00:14
So glad it was bumped.
2nd Christmas day I have family and our very talented grandson over. Please remind me that I am going to have him listen to this one @OscoBosco

He's going to love it.
For you and tours, a good Christmas and a happy new year.
Kind regards, Gus



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