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Printed Edition
Composer:Sparke, Philip (b.1951)
Publisher Ref:AMP365-401
40 studies published by Philip Sparke as the second volume of his progressive series of 3 study books for the bassoon.

Price: £8.99
Sub Title:40 Progressive Studies
Skill Level:B/C
Publisher:Anglo Music
Year of Issue:2013
ISBN:none specified
Philip Sparke is an Associate of the Royal College of Music where he was encouraged to write his own studies for the trumpet as part of the course he took on that instrument, the piano and in composition. This led to him writing solo pieces and teaching material for a wide range of brass and woodwind instruments, many of which appear in the syllabi of UK examination boards.

Following on from Starter Studies, this collection generally contains longer pieces suitable for the developing young musician. Transposed to bring them within the range of the early grade bassoonist, Skilful Studies introduces the concept of phrasing by suggesting suitable breathing points and takes the player into new keys with extended instrumental ranges. New notes are introduced in a gradual and logical manner; students are taken into their second octave, learning to cross the ‘break’ as smoothly as possible.

  • 1. Morning Minuet; 2. Leila's Lament
  • 3. Modal Melody; 4. Summer Sunrise
  • 5. Ticker Tape Parade; 6. Lullaby
  • 7. Marching Home; 8. Norwegian Mood
  • 9. Simple Scherzo; 10. Three-legged Race
  • 11. The Big Apple; 12. Cowboy Carol
  • 13. Tom's Tune; 14. Shalom!
  • 15. Allegheny Aria; 16. Square Dance
  • 17. Melody in F; 18. Romany Song
  • 19. Soldiers' Song; 20. Bacarolle
  • 21. Slavonic Saga; 22. Rondino
  • 23. Sam's Study; 24. Classical Theme
  • 25. Romance in G minor; 26. My Country
  • 27. Tyrolean Tune; 28. In the Black Mountains
  • 29. Trumpet Tune; 30. Contrasts
  • 31. Windmill Waltz; 32. Opera Buffa
  • 33. Shepherds' Song; 34. Penny Parade
  • 35. Ursa Minor; 36. One-part Invention
  • 37. Ursa Major; 38. Hungarian Dance
  • 39. Carousel; 40. Party Piece

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