Restored Works

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Title: Grand Concerto, Op. 1

Composer: Carl Bärmann (1810-1885)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & Large Orchestra
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2020

Score & all parts: €35 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: This Grand Concerto has 3 movements: 1) Allegro maestoso, 2) Adagio, 3) Polonoise. Total duration: ca. 25 minutes. It is orchestrated for: solo bassoon, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones (alto, tenor and bass), timpani, and strings. It is a very virtuosic piece, most likely written to the composer's uncle, Karl Bärmann (1782-1842), who happened to be a bassoonist in the Royal Orchestra in Berlin. In total there are space for 5 cadenzas, some of them are written out by the composer, some are not.

Title: Nocturne

Composer: Julius Bendix (1818-1871)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & String Quintet
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2017

Price: $32

Info: Nocturne for Bassoon & String Quintet was composed in Stockholm in 1851, and was written for the excellent solo bassoonist L Grabow, who was solo bassoonist in the Swedish Opera at that time. An interesting detail is Bendix’s note in his manuscript saying: “written to the solo bassoonist of the Royal Opera in Sweden and Norway”. Norway was in Union with Sweden from 1814 to 1905, which gave the composer the freedom to use this title for Mr. Grabow, even though Norway did not have its own opera house or company in Norway in 1851, whereas Sweden had one since the 1780s. Unfortunately it is unknown if Grabow premired the piece or not. However, 166 years after it was written it received its 21st Century premiere in February, 2017 by Robert Rønnes, using the current edition by Kristian Oma Rønnes.

Recording by Robert Rønnes:

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Title: Bassoon Concerto, in F-major

Composer: Franz Seraph Cramer (1783-1835)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon, Flute, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, Bassoon & Strings
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2018

Score & all parts: €20 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Cramer has composed 3 bassoon concertos, his two first are in C-major, this third & last one is in F-major. It has 2 movements: the first movement is a Rondo ("Adagio") with 6 variations, the second movement is an Allegretto in 6/8. 
This is the first published edition of this concerto, and it's taking close consideration to the original manuscript. There are some crossed over bars in the manuscript, these are included in this printed version and marked, so the performer(s) can decide if to include them or not.

To get a closer look inside this edition, click the video below: 

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Title: Bassoon Concerto, in F-major (Op. 8)

Composer: Michael Gotthard Fischer (1773-1829)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns & Strings
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Score & all parts: €25 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Piano Reduction & Solo Part: €20 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Fischer's bassoon concerto in F-major is a very well written and lyrical piece. It has 3 movements: 1) Allegro, 2) Un poco adagio, 3) Rondo: Allegro. It is composed February 1805, and stylistically has a solo part similar to what Beethoven could have done.

To get a closer look inside this edition, click the video below: 

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Title: Bassoon Concerto, in F-major

Composer: Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703-1771)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & String Orchestra
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2018

Score & all parts: €25 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Graun's Bassoon Concerto in F-major has 3 movements: 1. not named (editor suggests: "Presto"), 2. Adagio, 3. Allegro. The solo bassoon part includes both the original version, and an ossia part composed by the editor. This is shown as an alternative part. This edition is as close to the original manuscript as possible, and is available as PDF-files at KOR Publications.

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Title: Bassoon Concerto in G-Major, GWV 328

Composer: Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon and String Orchestra
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

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

Info: An almost never performed Concerto in G-Minor by Graupner! This edition is as close to the original manuscript as possible.

Recording of the first movement, by Sergio Azzolini and Ensemble il capriccio:

Title: Concerto for Oboe & Bassoon, IGH 115

Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Oboe, Bassoon, String Orchestra & Cembalo
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2018

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

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

Info: An almost never performed Concerto in C-minor by Händel, for Oboe and Bassoon! This edition is as close to the original manuscript as possible, and is available as PDF-files at KOR Publications.

Recording with Violin (Christine Busch) & Bassoon (Sergio Azzolini):

Title: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major

Composer: Johann Küchler (1738-1790)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns & String Orchestra
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2018

Score & all parts: $125

Piano Reduction & solo part: $16

Info: The concerto has 3 movements: 1st. "Allegro", 2nd. "Adagio", 3rd. "Allegro", and space for 3 cadenzas.

Publisher's note: "Recently discovered, re-engraved, and edited by Kristian Rønnes, this charming Concerto in 3 movements is accessible to talented young players, amateurs, and professionals. Full of melody and wit, one could (but won’t) compare it to the Mozart Concerto; nothing can truly compare to the Mozart! However, you will be greatly rewarded with this fine addition to the repertoire."

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Title: Bassoon Concerto, in B-flat Major

Composer: Giovanni Simone Mayr (1763-1845)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns & String Orchestra
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2019

Score & all parts: €25 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Mayr's Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major is a beautiful piece of music. This restored edition by Kristian Oma Rønnes is based on the original manuscript, and is even including a few bars that are crossed over in the manuscript. These bars are clearly marked in this published version.

Below you can hear the concerto performed by Paolo Carlini (Bassoon):

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Title: Bassoon Concerto, in B-flat Major

Composer: Johann Melchior Molter (1696-1765)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon & String Orchestra
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2018

Score & all parts: €20 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Piano Reduction & Solo Part: €15 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Molter composed 3 bassoon concertos in total! This one in B-flat Major has 3 movements: 1) “Allegro” (no indication in manuscript), 2) “Adagio”, 3) “Allegro” (no indication in manuscript). This restored edition by Kristian Oma Rønnes is based on the original manuscript found in Baden State Library (Germany).

To get a closer look inside this edition, click the video below: 

Title: Concerto for 2 Bassoons in E-flat major

Composer: Johann Gottfried Müthel (1728-1788)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: 2 Bassoons, String Orchestra & Continuo
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2014

Score & all parts: $195

Score: $45

Piano Reduction & solo parts: $38

Info: Müthel's Concerto for 2 Bassoons in E-flat major has never really had any good and clean edition, which is why Kristian has made the very first Urtext version of this concerto available. For ordering the sheet music there are 3 options availble; the first option is the Urtext score with all the orcehstral parts ($195), second option is only the Urtext score ($45), third option is the piano reduction with solo parts ($38). The piano reduction is also made by Kristian Oma Rønnes.

This Urtext Edition is a printed version intended to reproduce the original intention of the composer's manuscript as exactly as possible, without any added or changed matherial.

Style: This concerto is in a highly virtuosic Baroque style. It's perhaps one of the biggest bassoon concertos from the Baroque era for bassoons, with a total duration of c. 25 minutes. 

Publiser's note: "The Concerto in Eb Major by Müthel has been prepared in this URTEXT edition by Kristian Oma Ronnes. It is available in an edition for 2 Bassoons and Piano (reduction by Kristian Oma Ronnes) as well as an edition that includes Full Score, Solo Bassoon parts, Harpsichord (Continuo), and Strings: 3-3-2-2-1."

Title: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major

Composer: Johann Christian Röllig  (1716-1780)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon, String Orchestra & basso continuo
Publisher: TrevCo Music Publishing (USA)

Published: 2018

Score & all parts: $95

Piano Reduction & solo part: $18

Info: The concerto has 3 movements: 1st. "Allegro moderato", 2nd. "Adagio", 3rd. "Allegro". It was composed in Dresden. Germany, May 1756 (same year Mozart was born).

Publisher's note: This is the first modern edition. This concerto is also available for Bassoon and Piano (reduction by Kristian Oma Ronnes). Orchestra set includes: Full Score, Solo Bassoon, and Strings: 3-3-2-3. No cembalo; bass plays from Basso part

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Title: Bassoon Concerto, in C-major

Composer: Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801)

Restored by: Kristian Oma Rønnes

Instrumentation: Bassoon, String Orchestra, 2 Oboes & 2 Horns
Publisher: KOR Publications

Published: 2018

Score & all parts: €20 (PDF-file will be sent by email)

Info: Stamitz' Bassoon Concerto in C-major (ICS 49) has 3 movements: "Allegro moderato", "Andante grazioso" and "Rondeau". This edition is based on the original manuscript, and all candezas for the bassoon are written by the composer. This PDF-file includes Solo Bassoon part, all orchestra parts, and score. The strings are scored as followed: 1st Violin, 1st Violin Ripieno, 2nd Violin, 2nd Violin Ripieno, 1st Viola, 2nd Viola & Basso.

A peek of one of Stamitz' cadenzas for solo bassoon, it goes up to high C. (The photo is of the original manuscript):

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