Sonata for Bassoon and Piano

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano2021-03-01T14:42:58+00:00

Project Description

Solo Bassoon and Piano
20 min.

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Per Hannevold, bassoon, Torleif Torgersen, piano
On the album Music for Per (2005)

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  1. Moderate
  2. Moderate
  3. Slow, then Moderate
  4. Fast

Commissioned by

Per Hannevold


Movement 1

45 Bassoon beat 1 grace note Bb.

Movement 2

102 Piano RH missing Bass Clef.

Movement 3

6 Bassoon beat 2 should have a parenthetical (Bb) accidental.

Movement 4

44 Piano RH beat 2 missing G5 in chord.

46 Bassoon beat 3 G# should be spelled as Ab.

53-55 Bassoon (score only) missing slur. Correct in part.

53 Piano RH beat 4, last 16th G# should be spelled as Ab.

163 Bassoon beat 3 G# should be spelled as Ab.

Program Note

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano is in four movements. The first two are organized as a recitative and aria. The third follows the same pattern but contains both elements in the single movement. The finale is an energetic romp that gives a nod to two of my favorite composers: Poulenc and Shostakovich. The music is light-hearted and fun, but with a fierce edge.

Program Note by David Maslanka

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