Fantasias for Flute 5-8

Arranged for bassoon

G.F. Telemann
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
13 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Bassoon)
Instrumental parts
Not available

These pieces make a very attractive addition to the bassoon repertoire (there has recently been a recording of them, too). There used to be a printed edition of them transcribed for bassoon, but I have not been able to find a copy. My choice of keys is often based on the old trick of superimposing a bass clef on the original treble, plus three more flats in the key signature: that is, down a minor thirteenth in most cases; but for some of the fantasias I have used a different transposition in order to avoid very awkward keys. I have left in the ability to change the transposition, so players can experiment with different choices if they wish.

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