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Repertoire Guidelines for Bassoon

Students should be working on, or able to play music at the level indicated by these selections. The student does not necessarily have to play these specific pieces. The lists below are just a guideline. Students should perform two (2) contrasting pieces that indicative their current level of study. One piece should be classical in nature, as the list suggests, and the other can be of the students own choosing. The list below is to be used as a guide rather than a limitation to your choices. Students should perform either two (2) short pieces, or movements, or one longer piece.

Bassoon Repertoire

Level 1
First Book of Bassoon Solos - Hilling and Bergmann
1. Ostinato
2. Yugoslav Dance - Traditional
9. Menuet du Tambourin - Jacques Hotteterre
The Really Easy Bassoon Book - Graham Sheen
1. March Introduction
2. Duet
3. Rondo
4. The Dancing Lesson
6. Russian Folksong - Tchaikovsky, arr. Sheen
9. Two German Dances - Franz Schubert, arr. Sheen
10. Trio from Symphony No. 80 - Joseph Haydn, arr. Sheen
11. The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens, arr. Sheen
Favorite Folk Songs for the Beginner Bassoonist
1. Robin Adair - Scottish
2. My Love's an Arbutus - Irish
3. The Vicar of Bray - English
4. The Harp that Once Thro' Tara's Halls - Irish
5. Leezie Lindsay - Scottish
6. Song of the Western Man - Old Cornish
7. All Through the Night - Welsh
8. Kelvin Grove - Scottish
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano - Gerard Billaudot
3. Il Court il Court “Le Bassoon” en Bois Joli - French Folksong
Level 2
First Book of Bassoon Solos - Hilling and Bergmann
7. Gavotte - Jacques Aubert
8. Romance
11. Passacaglia - Bergmann
13. Hymn - Johann Sebastian Bach
14. Waltz - Franz Schubert
15. Minuet - Henry Purcell
17. Nobody's Jig - English Country Dance
18. Jig - Henry Purcell
19. Cockle-Shells - English Country Dance
The Really Easy Bassoon Book - Graham Sheen
5. Dulcian
7. La Mere Gigogne et les Polichinelles - Tchaikovsky, arr. Sheen
8. Hungarian Floksong
12. Fine Knacks for Ladies - John Dowland, arr. Sheen
13. Two Norwegian Melodies - Edvard Grieg
Favorite Folk Songs for the Beginner Bassoonist
9. The Jolly Miller - Welsh/English
10. A-Hunting We will Go - English
11. As Slow Our Ship - Irish
12. The Minstrel Boy - Irish
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano - Gerard Billaudot
1. Ouverture - Guiseppe Verdi 2. Des Pays Mysterieux - Robert Schumann
Level 3
First Book of Bassoon Solos - Hilling and Bergmann
3. Polka - Czech Traditional
4. Czech Dance - Traditional
5. Barcarolle - Hilling
6. Variations on a German Christmas Song - Bergmann
10. Minka - Russian Folksong
12. Duet - Bergmann
16. Andante - Franz Schubert
20. The Merry Peasant - Robert Schumann
21. Song - Philip Rosseter
22. Welsh Folk Song - Traditional
23. Gavotte - Francesco Barsanti
24. Welsh Folk Song II - Traditional
25. Prelude - J. S. Bach
26. Landler - Franz Schubert
27. Rustic March - Carl Maria Von Weber
28. Duo - Georg Philipp Telemann
Second Book of Bassoon Solos – Hilling and Bergmann
2. Aria - Johann Sebastian Bach
3. March - Georg Frideric Handel
4. Gavotte - Georg F. Handel
6. Largo - Francesco Barsanti
Favorite Folk Songs for the Beginner Bassoonist – Selected by Patricia Ramsay
13. Ye Banks and Braes - Scottish
14. The Flight of the Earls - Irish
15. David of the Whait Rock - Welsh
16. The Dove - Welsh
17. the Campbells are Comin' - Scottish
18. Afton Water - Scotish
19. The Happy Clown - English
20. John Peel - English
21. Early One Morning - English
22. Let Now the Harp - Welsh
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano - Gerard Billaudot
4. Theme - Ludwig van Beethoven
5. Pastorale - Domenico Zipoli
6. Serenade - Franz Schubert
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano Volume 3 - Gerard Billaudot
2. Minuetto, de L'Arlesienne - Georges Bizet
4. Une Nuit Sur Mont Chauve (Night on Bald Mountain) - Modest Moussorgsky
Copland 2000, for Bassoon, (Trombone,Baritone B.C.) - Aaron Copland
Romanze for Bassoon and Piano - E. Weissenborn, Op. 227
Song Without Words for Bassoon and Piano - E. Weissenborn, Op. 226
Arioso and Humoresque, Op. 9, No. 1 Bassoon and Piano - Julius Weissenborn
Level 4
Second Book of Bassoon Solos
1. Sinfonia - Johann Sebastian Bach
5. L'Hiver - Georg Philipp Telemann
7. Air - Johann Chr. Schickhardt
8. the Maiden's Blush or Bump Her Belly - English Country Dance
11. Menuet - Franz Joseph Haydn
12 Finale - Franz Joseph Haydn
14. Largetto - Antonin Dvorak
15. Album Leaf - Edvard Grieg
16. Andaluza - Enrique Granados
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano - Gerard Billaudot
7. Chanson Naive - Michail Glinka
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano Volume 2 - Gerard Billaudot
1. Sheherazade - N. Rimsky-Lorsakoff
2. Andante from Symphony No. 9 - Franz Schubert
3. Libiamo, La Traviata - Giuseppe Verdi
4. Allegro from Brandenberg Concerto - J. S. Bach
5. Andante from Piano Sonata No. 2 - W. A. Mozart
6. Sarabande - Arcangelo Corelli
7. Symphonie Inachevee (Unfinished) - Franz Schubert
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano Volume 3 - Gerard Billaudot
1. Valse des Fleurs - P. I. Tchaikowsky
3. Dans Les Bois - Franz Liszt
5. Berceuse - Frederic Chopin
6. Clair De Lune - Claude Debussy
7. Symphonie en Ut, Adagio - Georges Bizet
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano Volume 4 - Gerard Billaudot
1. Chanson de Printemps, (Spring Song) - Felix Mendelssohn
2. Marche Turque des Ruines D'Athenes - Ludwig van Beethoven
3. Menuet, de l'Arlesienne - Georges Bizet
4. Valse Op. 70 No. 2 - Frederic Chopin
6. Adagietto, de l'Arlesienne - Georges Bizet
Ten Solos for Concert and Contest, arranged by William E. Rhoads, for Bassoon and Piano
Piece in G Minor, after a Study by S. Lee - Rhoads
Program Solos on Favorite Tunes for Bassoon and Piano - Louise Hillary
The Ash Grove - Traditional Welsh Song, arr. Hillery
Etude on Black, Unaccompanied Traditional Appalachian - Hillery
Turkey in the Straw, Traditional American, arr. Hillery
Jazzyblue - Hillery
Aria, from Che Gelida Manina - Giaccamo Puccini, arr. Hillery
Three Pieces (Ballad, Humoresque, March Eccentric) - Vladimir Bakaleinikoff
Suite of Dances for Bassoon ans Piano ed. Camden - Jan Kerrison
Sonata in E minor for Bassoon and Piano - Benedetto Marcello
Tarantella Op. 20 for Bassoon and Piano - L. Milde
Andante and Menuetto (from Concerto in Bflat, K.191) W. A. Mozart
The Five Sacred Trees - John Williams
Level 5
Second Book of Bassoon Solos
9. Allegro Con Spirito - Johann Chr. Bach
10. Prelude - Franz Joseph Haydn
13. Aria: 'Dalla Sua Pace' from Don Giavanni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pieces Classiques for Bassoon and Piano Volume 4 - Gerard Billaudot
5. Fugue XI (Clavier bien tempere, 1er Cahier) - J. S. Bach
7. Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 - Frederic Chopin
Baroque Sonatas for Bassoon and Piano, Edito Musica Budapest
Sonate F Minor - George Philipp Telemann
Sonate in A Minor - Francesco Geminiani
Sonate in G Minor - Georg Friedrich Handel
Ten Solos for Concert and Contest, arranged by William E. Rhoads, for Bassoon and Piano
Fantasy, after a Study by S. Lee - Wm. E. Rhoads
Caprice, after a Study by Capelle - Rhoads
Tarantella, after a Study by C. Baermann - Rhoads
A Minor Tune, with one variation - Rhoads
Allegretto in C Minor, after a Study by F. Mueller
Andante and Allegro, after a Study by C. Baermann
Scherzando, after a Study by F. Mueller - Rhoads
Nocturne, after a Study by Dotzauer - Rhoads
Program Solos on Favorite Tunes for Bassoon and Piano - Louise Hillary
Nobody Knows - Louise Hillery
Fantasy for Bassoon - Malcolm Arnold
Concerto in E flat for bassoon and Piano - J. Chr. Bach
Concerto in B flat for bassoon and Piano - J. Chr. Bach
Bach Suite for Bassoon and Piano - Johann S. Bach
Concertino for Bassoon and Piano - Marcel Bitsch
Partita for Bassoon and Piano - Marcel Bitsch
Premier Solo for Bassoon and Piano - E. Bourdeau
Douze Caprices, (12 Pieces ) for Bassoon - Eugene Bozza
Shiva – Bassoon and Piano - Eugene Bozza
Burlesque for Bassoon and Piano - Eugene Bozza
Romance for Bassoon and Piano - Edward Elgar
Concerto for Bassoon and 11 instruments, Piano Acc - Jean Francaix
Deux Pieces for Bassoon andPiano - Jean Francaix
Divertissement, Bassoon ande Piano - Jean Francaix
Six Sonatas For Bassoon and Piano - Johann Ernest Galliard
Sonate for Bassoon and Piano - Paul Hindemith
Concerto in F Major for Bassoon and Piano - Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Concerto in B flat Major for Bassoon and Piano (Orchestra) KV 191 - W. A. Mozart
Solo de Concert for Bassoon and Piano - Gabriel Pierne
Ciranda Das Sete Notas - H. Villa-Lobos
Rhapsody for Bassoon - Willson Osborne
Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - Goerg Philipp Telemann
Sonata in A minor, F. XIV, No. 3 for Bassoon and Piano - Antonio Vivaldi
10 Concerti for Bassoon and Piano - Antonio Vivaldi
Rondo (from Concerto for Bassoon, Op. 75) - Carl Maria von Weber
Andante e Rondo Ongarese Op. 35 - Carl Maria von Weber
Level 6 - Very Advanced
Fileuse for Bassoon and Piano - Jacques Casterede
Sarabande et Cortege for Bassoon and Piano - Henri Dutilleux
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano - Alvin Etler
Sonate fur Fagott und Piano - Paul Hindemith
Concerto Pour Bassoon - Andre Jolivet
Parable for Solo Bassoon - Vincent Persichetti
Sonate for Fagott und Klavier Op. 168 - CamilleSaint-Saens
Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano - Alexandre Tansman
Concerto in E minor, F VIII, No.6 Bassoon and Piano - Antonio Vivaldi
10 Concerti for Bassoon and Piano - Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in F Op. 75 - C. M. von Weber
Baroque Sonatas for Bassoon and Piano, Edito Musica Budapest
Sonata in C Major - Johann Friedrich Fasch
Sonata in G Major - Johann S. Bach
Sonata in D Major - Johann S. Bach
Ten Solos for Concert and Contest, arranged by William E. Rhoads, for Bassoon and Piano
Adagio and Allegro in F Minor, after a Study by Fiorillo - Rhoads
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