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Music for Bassoon

Bassoon music for your enjoyment.

These bassoon solos, with piano accompaniments, call upon the works of master composers in many disciplines of music.  Ragtime, opera, classical, piano, voice, or wind instruments - if the melody is beautiful, we aim to include it in this series. 

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Tchaikovsky - Nocturne and Andante Cantabile for Bassoon Solo

Nocturne and Andante Cantabile by Tchaikovsky, Bassoon Solo.

Again, these two pieces were originally written for cello, but they bring out the bassoon's lyrical nature.
Max Bruch - Three Pieces for Bassoon Solo 

Three Pieces by Max Bruch, Bassoon Solo.

Originally written for cello, these pieces transcribe well for the bassoon.

On ABRSM Grade syllabus at Grade 6

Gilbert and Sullivan - Three Famous songs for Bassoon

Three Famous Songs by Gilbert and Sullivan
Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes from The Gondoliers,
Tit Willow and A Wand'ring Minstrel, I from the Mikado, Bassoon Solo.

Selected from the tenor voice repertoire which suits the bassoon well.
 W A Mozart - IL Mio Tesoro Intanto for bassoon solo

Il Mio Tesoro Intanto Bassoon Solo.

from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart, arr Sandra Downing
This solo, with piano accompaniment, has been specially selected to give you beautiful music from the tenor repertoire, which fits perfectly on the bassoon.
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The Teddy Bears Picnic for Bassoon Solo 

The Teddy Bears Picnic, Bassoon Solo - (Trinity College Grade 6)

John Bratton, arr Sandra Downing,
What can you say about this wonderful old favourite?  It's been around for years on the piano, but what could sound more like a bear than a bassoon?
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The Teddy Bears Picnic for Bassoon Solo

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