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Composer:Cowles, Colin (b.1940)
Instrumentation:bn. pft.
Publisher Ref:M050010845
Short pieces intended to develop technique for the beginner bassoonist which can be played with piano accompaniment or as bassoon duets.

Price: £19.95
Skill Level:A/B
Publisher:Studio Music
Year of Issue:1990
ISBN:none specified
The son of a RAF band bassoonist, Colin Cowles studied piano, organ and composition at Trinity College of Music, London. As a prizewinning graduate, he took up his first teaching post in 1962 and from then on reacquainted himself with the saxophone and clarinet families and became proficient on the bassoon. In 1978 Cowles gave up classroom teaching altogether and continued as a peripatetic woodwind teacher and composer. With over four hundred works to his name, in a wide variety of genres which range from a ballet symphony to film and television scores, not to mention a great deal of educational work, Colin Cowles is now largely retired from composition. He describes his style as "undeniably English and.....much influenced by the countryside and friends alike."

Each of these twenty five contrasting and cryptically titled pieces, which average about twenty-four bars in length, is headed with a short note on the technique employed. They are gently progressive with key signatures of C, F and G Major and their relative minor keys, and time signatures of 4/4 and 3/4, but some of the later pieces are more challenging combining five flats with compound time.

  • 2. Moonshine
  • 3. Catchy Toon
  • 4. Bocalising
  • 5. Catch the Crook
  • 6. Croonin' 'Oon
  • 7. Sludge Pump
  • 8. Faggott-Me-Not
  • 9. Afternoon Song
  • 10. Loony Toon
  • 11. 'Ooner or Later
  • 12. Bassoon Street Blues
  • 13. A Modal Bassoonist
  • 14. Faggotts And Peas
  • 15. The Butt End
  • 16. Grumble 17. Tycoon
  • 18. Macaroon 19. Ragoon
  • 20. Moon Monster 21. Thumb A Lift
  • 22. 'Oonerism 23. Hymn Toon
  • 24. Dance Toon 25. Tongue-Tied

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Natalia Gomez-Perez
Mar 31, 2023
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It was a pleasure to play the pieces in this book. Funny play on words and and fun music
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