I was commissioned to write “A Day at the Park” for contrabassoon and piano by Susan Nigro, contra recitalist par excellence. It is now out on her CD “Original Tunes for the Big Bassoon” available from Crystal Records.
“A Day at the Park” was written to represent a child’s excitement about going to the park, and is in three parts:
“I. Hooray! We’re Here”; “II. Soliloquy on the Clouds”; and “III. Catching Butterflies.”
It is available at Jeanne, Inc. for $11.75.
It is also available at Jeanne, Inc. for BASS CLARINET, which gives it a wider audience of musicians.
You can hear excerpts of Susan’s performance on her CD “Original Tunes for the Big Bassoon” at Crystal Records,
You can hear “Soliloquy on the Clouds” in a piano transcription on my CD “Refreshing Rain”, track #13.
This is the second score of mine that Jeanne, Inc. has published.
You can hear my first work for contrabassoon, “Ponderings from the Pond,” on Susan Nigro’s CD entitled “New Tunes for the Big Bassoon” also at Crystal Records.