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Edited Arrangements

Title: 3 Romanzen, Op.22

Composer: Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Arranger: Shawn Seguin
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & Piano
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Price: €10 (PDF-file of the solo part will be sent by email)

Info: This arrangement of Clara Schumann's "3 Romances" Op. 22, by Shawn Seguin, includes the solo part (Violin part) arranged for bassoon. A public domain or already owned piano part will easily work together with this well arranged bassoon version.

Title: Violin Sonata No. 32, Kv. 454

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Arranger: Shawn Seguin
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & Piano
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Price: €10 (PDF-file of the solo part will be sent by email)

Info: This arrangement of Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 32, by Shawn Seguin, includes the solo part (Violin part) arranged for bassoon. A public domain or already owned piano part will easily work together with this well arranged bassoon version.

Title: Sonata per il basso

Composer: Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)

Arranger: Monica Fucci
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & Continuo
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

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

Info: A beautiful sonata which is well arranged for bassoon! There are 3 movements: 1) Adagio, 2) Allegro, 3) Tema con variazioni. Tonality: a-minor.

Title: The Seasons, Op. 37

Composer: Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Arranger: Karolina Borodacz
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & Piano
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

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

Info: Karolina Borodacz's wonderful arrangement includes the following movements / months from "The Seasons": March, April and May. A lyrical addition to the bassoon repertoire!

Title: Sonata in A-Major, IDZ 10

Composer: Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)

Arranger: Monica Fucci
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & Continuo
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

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

Info: This sonata is originally composed for violin and continuo, but thanks to Monica Fucci's arrangement this beautiful piece of music is now also easily playable for bassoonists. Zipoli was an Italian Baroque composer who worked and died in Córdoba, in the Vice royalty of Peru, Spanish Empire, (presently in Argentina). He became a Jesuit in order to work in the Reductions of Paraguay where he taught music among the Guaraní people. He is remembered as the most accomplished musician among Jesuit missionaries.

Title: "Elegia" and "Reverie in Re"

Composer: Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)

Arranger: Monica Fucci
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Contrabassoon & Piano
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

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

Info: These two pieces have been masterfully arranged by Monica Fucci's for contrabassoon and piano, it is however also possible to play this version on bassoon. Bottesini was an Italian Romantic composer, conductor, and a double bass virtuoso.

Title: Canzona de Cusco

Composer: Anonymous (1680)

Arranger: Monica Fucci
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Dulcian Trio (alto, tenor, bass)
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

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

Info: The piece begins with a slow intro, followed abruptly by a section with fast sixteenth notes in the two lead voices. Towards the middle of the work he presents another rhythmic change, with the introduction of a motif similar to that of a "Battle" (cells with simple rhythms that emulate the call to fight). Finally the play ends with a slow time, similar to the beginning. These rhythmic changes are consistent with the definition of a Renaissance European canzona. A fact that draws great attention is the presence of corrections in the original manuscript, which may indicate that this piece was an attempt at composition made in South America, and not a transcription of a European work.

Title: Suite Española, Op. 47

Composer: Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Arranger: Michele Di Franco
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 3 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Price: €25 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Michele Di Franco's great arrangement of Albéniz' "Suite Española" includes all the 8 movements: 1. "Granada", 2. "Cataluña", 3. "Sevilla", 4. "Cádiz", 5. "Asturias", 6. "Aragón",  7. "Castilla", and 8. "Cuba".

Title: Quarantine-Polka

Composer: W. F. Strong

Arranger: Shawn Seguin
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

Price: €10 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: W.F. Strong's "Quarantine Polka" was written in 1885 during a smallpox outbreak in Iowa. Strong was a prolific composer and music teacher, establishing his own school of music at Dixon College in Iowa. This piece is originally composed for piano, but has been masterfully arranged for woodwind quintet. A fun and easy addition to the repertoire! Total duration: ca. 2 minutes.

Title: Capriol Suite

Composer: Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Arranger: Bruce Gordon
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 4 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Price: €20 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Bruce Gordon's wonderful arrangement of Warlock's "Capriol Suite" includes 4 out of the total 6 movements. The movements included in this arrangement are: "Basse Danse", "Pavane", "Pieds en L'air" and "Mattachins". 

Title: Pomp and Circumstance, March no. 1

Composer: Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Arranger: Ashby Mayes
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 5 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Price: €20 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Ashby Mayes' great arrangement of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance (March no. 1). 

Title: Finlandia, Op. 26

Composer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Arranger: Ashby Mayes
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 5 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

Price: €25 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: a very well arranged piece for bassoon ensemble! Several ossias are provided for when some higher passages appear. A fun addition to the bassoon ensemble repertoire.

Video from the premiere:

Title: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Overture

Composer: Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Arranger: Rick Barrantes
Edited by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 3 Oboes, Eng. Horn, Bsn. & C.Bsn
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Price: €20 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Rick Barrantes' arrangement of Wagner's Overture to "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" for double reed ensemble is a highly recommended addition to any double reed ensemble's repertoire. May the embouchure be with you!

© 2020 by Kristian Oma Rønnes

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