Bassoon 2 part from Variations on a Clown’s Lament for Wind Quintet

Jeff Fuhrer
4 minutes
Modern classical music
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A tongue-in-cheek composition written for non-standard wind quintet. I developed this piece around the two introductory themes in a rondo-variations hybrid form. The themes, and their increasingly manic variations, seemed to evoke the melancholy ramblings of an insane clown. The final section resembles a sigh of resignation, as the clown comes down from his panicked episode. A challenging piece for a rare ensemble, but worth a shot.

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