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Title: String Quartet No. 14, 7th mov.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 3 Bassoons & Contrabassoon

Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2017

Price: $24

Publisher's note: "This arrangement of the 7th movement (Allegro) from Beethoven's String Quartet No.14, Op.131 has been skillfully executed by Kristian Ronnes.  Know for his challenging but fun arrangements of everything from Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, Grieg, and more, this arrangement has been transposed from the original C# minor to C minor to facilitate ease of execution in a more "bassoon-friendly" key."

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Title: Symphony no. 3

Composer: William Boyce (1711-1779)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2018

Price: €14 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Recording of the original orchestra version, start at 07:36:

Title: "March of the Trolls"

Composer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 3 Bassoons & Contrabassoon

Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2017

Price: $18

Publisher's note: "Fun arrangement by Kristian Ronnes of "Trolltog" from Lyric Pieces, Op.54, No. 3. The 1st bassoon gets a high E and the 3rd bassoon and contrabassoon have a few low A (optional with ossia provided).  Audience will love this one!"

Title: "Småtroll" / "Puck"

Composer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons (low A 4th bassoon)
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2017

Price: $16

Recording of the arrangement: (some parts are doubled)

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Title: "Watchman's Song"

Composer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons

Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

Price: $8

Info: The "Watchman's Song" is from Grieg's Lyrical Pieces, Book no. 1, Op. 12, No. 3.  This arrangement has been transposed from its original E-major to C-major, due to idiomatic instrumental reasons. It is an easy and fun arrangement to play.

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Title: "Mars" from "The Planets"

Composer: Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 3 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, Snare Drum (tamtam ad. lib.)
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA) / KOR Publications

Published: 2017 / 2021

Price printed version: $18

Price PDF version: $18

TrevCo's note: "The ominous sounds of three bassoons and contrabassoon (with optional snare and tamtam) is well-suited to this excellent arrangement by Kristian Ronnes of "Mars, the Bringer of War" from Holst's "The Planets". No low As but some pretty high stuff for bassoon 1 and 2. Overall, great fun!!"

INFO: The pdf version is the same material as the original printed edition published by TrevCo Music Publishing in 2017, stock #3200. The pdf version, published in 2021 by KOR Publications, was done in agreement with TrevCo Music Publishing. TrevCo's printed version is in Letter format, KOR's pdf version is in A4.

An excerpt from the premiere can be heard here:

Title: Zoroastre, Overture

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 French Bassons
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Price: €18 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: This arr of Rameau's overture to Zoroastre is an arrangement written specially with the French Basson in mind, however it can of course also be played by bassoons with the German system.

Recording of the original orchestra version:

Title: Konzertstücke

Composer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons & Orchestra
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2015

Price: $24

Publisher's note: "Kristian Oma Ronnes has arranged the alwayspopular Koncertstucke Op. 86, originally for 4 Horns and Orchestra, for four bassoons! It is true to the original in every way, including key. This set includes ONLY the 4 solo parts (and a score of same) but can be used with any current edition of the piece, either with orchestra or with piano reduction. Neither is included with the set. Orchestra musicians (except maybe the horns) and audience will LOVE it!"

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Title: Concerto in G-Major, RV. 151

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 3 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications
Published: 2020

Price: €14 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Recording of the original version for string orchestra: