Bassoon Concerto: The Times of a Patriarch (2017)

The Bassoon Concerto: The Times of a Patriarch was composed during the summer of 2017 for David Oyen, who is Professor of Bassoon at Morehead State University. The solo bassoon in this concerto work represents “a patriarch”–with “nighttime” and “daytime” gestures and moods. These gestures and moods are amplified in a “postmodern” manner through the chamber orchestra accompaniment.  The work is to be performed attacca.

Harvey J. Stokes
8/11/17

 Duration of movements
I. ” . . . nighttime . . . “        ca. 9′ 50″
II. ” . . . daytime . . . “           ca. 8′ 30″
Total Duration: ca. 18′ 20″

Instrumentation
(Solo Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra)
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet in B-flat
Bass Clarinet in B-flat
French Horn in F
Trumpet in C
Trombone
Pedal Timpani
(Beginning pitches: 32″ [F]; 29″ [G]; 26″ [d]; 23″ [f])
Piano
Solo Bassoon
Strings

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