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Title: Messiah, Overture

Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications
Published: 2020

Price: €15 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Recording of the premiere:

Title: Alleluia

Composer: Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

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

Published: 2016

Price: $18

Publisher's note: "An excellent and challenging arrangement by Kristian Ronnes for 4 Bassoons and Contrabassoon.  Requires low A extensions for 4th bassoon and contrabassoon. 1st bassoon has to negotiate a few "high Fs."."

Recording of the original piano version:

Title: Peer Gynt, Suite no. 1

Composer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

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

Published: 2017

Price: $32

Publisher's note: "This is Grieg's Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt and includes "Morning Mood," "Ase's Death," "Anitra's Dance," and "In the Hall of the Mountain King." As with most of Kristian Ronnes' arrangements for bassoon ensemble this is a challenging yet rewarding addition to the repertoire. Optional Triangle part included in the set."

Recording of "In the Hall of the Mountain King":

Title: 17th Century Suite

Composer: Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

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

Published: 2017

Price: $18

Note: "This 17th Century Suite contains 4 movements from different pieces composed by Lully. The movements are: "Overture" from "Ballet de la Nuit", "Marche Pour La Cérémonie Des Turcs" from "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme", "Idylle sur la Paix" ("Air Pour Madame La Dauphine"), and "Passacaille", from "Armide" 5th Act.

Premiere of this Suite's 2nd movement, "Idylle Sur La Paix":

Title: Concerto in c-minor, Rv. 168
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

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

Published: 2018

Price: $20

Recording of the premier in Poland, Febr. 2018:

Title: Concerto in F-major, Rv. 158

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2018

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

Note: This Concerto is originally composed for string orchestra, and is written in A-major. The arrangement is transposed to F-major due to instrumental reasons. All parts for 4 bassoons & contrabassoon + score are included!​ 
Premiere of the 1st movement:

Title: "Тебе поем" ("We Praise Thee")

Composer: Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944) 

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons & Contrabassoon, ad. lib. Subcontrabassoon
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2016

Price: $12

Info: This piece has a big basso profondo part, the most essential part in this arrangement is therefore the Contrabassoon part. If possible, the Contrabassoon part can be played on / doubled by a Subcontrabassoon. 

Title: Chanson de la Folle au Bord de la Mer

Composer: Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)

Arranger: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Solo Bassoon & 4 Contrabassoons
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2016

Price: $12

Info: "Chanson de la Folle au Bord de la Mer" ("Song of the Madwoman on the Seashore") is the 8th Prelude in Alkan's "25 Preludes, Op. 31". It's a very deep and melancholic piece of music, with a long build up resulting in an eruption of emotional frustration; it eventually calms down and ends the same melancholic and silent way it started.

Recording of the original piano version, brilliantly performed by the English composer & pianist Jack Gibbons (1962):

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