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"Puppets" for Flute and Bassoon

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
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Not available

"Puppets" is a short and challenging duet for flute and bassoon. It was composed one evening in September 1990 at the request of a schoolmate, dear friend, and bassoonist (Maria Schreffer) from the New England Conservatory of Music. The work was originally conceived as a duet for oboe and bassoon but later I decided, and with good reason, that the flute was much more suited to the music than oboe. "Puppets" was premiered on November 12, 1990 at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston and has subsequently been performed many times.

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