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Bassoon Solo Passages Soar

Bassoon solos are awesome. If you’re in disbelief of that fact, check out Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring opening, or Elgar’s 1909 Romance. Even Mozart appreciated the unique qualities of this fascinating instrument, as witnessed in his Bassoon Concerto in Bb (K191).

The bassoon has a range of about three and a half octaves. Many major improvements were a direct result of the innovations of Charles-Joseph Sax (1791-1865) and his son, Adolphe. Another prominent name in the bassoon industry was the Hechel family, whose efforts in the nineteenth century produced refinements to the instrument that are still used in present day bassoons.

The double bassoon (also known as a contrabassoon) is deep! It’s lower in pitch by one octave, when compared with a regular bassoon.

A big name in the bassoon world was Archie Camden (1888-1979). Today, he is perhaps most famous for his book entitled Bassoon Technique.





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Piano Music | Chamber Classical Music | Inspirational Orchestral Music | Classical Composers | Name That Music | Free Composition and Piano Lessons | Piano Music Notes | Learn Music Theory | Finale Music Writing Software | Composing Music to Films | Writing Classical Score | List of Instruments | Music Sound Recording Studios | Multitrack Recording Process | Music Mixing Advice