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Sonata for Bassoon & Piano

By Crystal Godfrey LaPoint

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Piano, Bassoon - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Crystal Godfrey LaPoint. 20th Century, Repertoire. CGL MUSIC . music publishing #058-0110. Published by CGL MUSIC . music publishing (S0.13503).

Item Number: S0.13503

20th Century, Repertoire.

My Sonata for Bassoon & Piano was written for and dedicated to bassoonist David Ross. The three movements of the work (I. Marziale, II. Pastorale, & III. Il Ponte di Londra) are quite different from one another in tempo and character, providing an engaging balance of stylistic variety. My goal in writing this sonata was to bring to a purely instrumental piece, the idiomatic melodic flow of the vocal and choral repertoire which inspire my enduring fondness (genres which comprise the majority of my work as a composer). The bassoon seemed ideal, because its elegantly lyrical and expressive personality was, and still is, so rarely celebrated by contemporary composers. I wanted to provide bassoonists with a fresh, appealing addition to their solo repertoire in the form of a sonata with an undeniably contemporary voice, yet still eminently listenable and unpretentious. My Sonata for Bassoon & Piano is a musically rewarding experience for both the audience and the players, offering elegantly crafted, contrasting yet complimentary vignettes of energetic rhythmic sophistication, soaring melodies paired with subtly poignant harmonies, and even a dash of wit and whimsy. You can listen to the entire sonata performed by David Ross, with the composer at the piano, on YouTube at this URL: (Movement II begins at 3:56 & Movement III at 9:50.) Enjoy!

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