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Bassoon Guide

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This guide is designed to help you find music for the bassoon and information about the instrument. Use this as a starting point or browsing tool and consult IUCAT for more complete information. If you need more help, feel free to ask at the Reference Desk.

 

Classification Numbers for Bassoon Music

(if you’d like to browse the shelves)

 

 M75–79  Bassoon or contrabassoon alone:
     M75  Collections (more than one composer)
     M76  Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M77  Original works: Separate
     M78  Arrangements: Collections (one composer)
     M79  Arrangements: Separate works
 M253–254  Bassoon or contrabassoon with piano accompaniment:
     M253  Collections
     M254  Separate works
 M288–M289  Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):
     M288  Collections
     M289  Separate works
 M290–M291  Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M315–M319  Piano and two wind instruments
 M320–M324  Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M355–M359  Three wind instruments
 M360–M364  Three stringed and wind instruments
 375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments


Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).

 

Concertos and Similar Pieces

 M1026  Bassoon with orchestra, full scores
 M1026.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1027  Bassoon with orchestra, piano reductions
 M1126  Bassoon with string orchestra, full scores
 M1126.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1127  Bassoon with string orchestra, piano reductions

 

Studies and methods

 MT400  General works
 MT402  Systems and methods
 MT403  Teaching pieces
 MT404  Instructive editions
 MT405  Studies and exercises
 MT406  Orchestral excerpts and studies
 MT407  Two bassoons
 MT408  Self-instructors
 MT 412  Contrabassoon
 MT 415  Sarrusophone


 Not all bassoon music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf.Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.


 

Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)


Solo bassoon music: sonatas (bassoon); suites (bassoon); variations (bassoon); etc.; bassoon music
Bassoon and piano music: rondos (bassoon and piano); sonatas (bassoon and piano); suites (bassoon and piano); variations (bassoon and piano); etc.; bassoon and piano music
Duets:

bassoon music (bassoons (2))

clarinet and bassoon music; flute and bassoon music; horn and bassoon music; oboe and bassoon music; horn and bassoon music; etc.

Trios: woodwind trios (bassoon, oboe, flute) (or other combinations)

wind trios [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations] e.g., wind trios (bassoon, clarinet, trumpet)

trios [various combinations of instruments] e.g., trios (viola, bassoons (2)), trios (bassoon, trumpet, percussion)

Quartets: woodwind quartets [various combinations];

also suites [various combinations of instruments]; variations [various combinations of instruments]; etc.

wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations];

also suites, variations, etc.

Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.

Bassoon and Orchestra: concertos (bassoon)

concertos (bassoon) — solo with piano

bassoon with orchestra

concertos (bassoon with string orchestra)

rondos (bassoon with orchestra), etc.

 

 

Selected Bibliography: Music, Writings

Beebe, Jon P. Music for Unaccompanied Solo Bassoon. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1990. Ref. ML128.B26 B43

Bulling, Burchard. Fagott Bibliographie. Wilhelmshaven: Florian Noetzel Verlag; Heinrichshofen Bücher, 1989. Ref. ML128.B26 B43

Fletcher, Kristine Klopfenstein. The Paris Conservatoire and the Concert Solos for Bassoon. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988. Ref. ML128.B26 F6

Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Buren: Frits Knuf, 1978. ML950.J35 pts 1–12

Koenigsbeck, Bodo. Bassoon Bibliography. Monteux, France: Musica Rara, 1994. Ref. Ml128.B26 K64

Lehman, Paul R. The Harmonic Structure of the Tone of the Bassoon. Seattle: Berdon, 1965. Film MT79

Wilkins, Wayne. The Index of Bassoon Music Including the Index of Baroque Trio Sonatas. Magnolia, AR: The Music Register, 1976. Ref. ML128.B25 W68

    

   

Classification Numbers for Books about the Bassoon

 Ref. ML128 .B26  Bassoon bibliographies
 ML950  General works
 ML951  Construction
 ML953  Music and playing

 

 

Selected Periodicals

 The Double Reed (1978--)  ML1 .D73
 Journal of the Int’l Double Reed Society (1973-1998)   ML1 .I598

 

 

Selected Internet Resources

 International Double Reed Society  http://www.idrs.org
 Bassoon Links  http://www.classicweb.com/links/Bassoon/
 Basson.org  http://www.bassoon.org

 

 

 



last updated: 7/24/2013