Bassoon (2002)

Commissioned by Anne Power. Love Songs for Solo Bassoon illustrates various aspects of love, and incorporates the extraordinary variety of colors available to the bassoonist.

The first movement, "Infatuation", obsessively returns to the same repeated notes. During the middle movement, "Lullaby", the bassonist simultaneously plays both the cantabile melody and the gently rocking accompaniment. The closing movement, "Declaration / Dream", begins with an authoritative statement and then wanders through a set of kaleidoscopic lyrical variants.

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