Here are some of my most popular arrangements, available for free to download and play.
Don't forget to check out the many other arrangements available on the Chamber Music page!
Cant dell Ocells
Originally a Catalan folk song, made popular by Pau Casals, the version the Leitzinger Bassoon Quartet played has been in high demand. Now you, too, can perform this beautiful piece with your bassoon quartet!
This Canzon by Gabrieli has been one of the most asked for arrangements, having been performed the world over. Now it is more easily available for all ensembles!
This arrangement has been redone in several instrumentations, but always in the same key. This allows you to mix and match parts - as long as all the voices are covered and passing attention has been paid to the octaves you can play with any mixture of friends, relatives, students, and colleagues.
The following ensembles are pre-assembled, but by no means are you limited to them:
-Bass Clef Quartet of Non-transposing Instruments
i.e. Bassoon, Cello, Trombone
3 B-flat Clarinets and 1 Bass Clarinet
3 Treble Clef Instruments and 1 Bass Clef Instrument
2 B-flat Trumpets, Horn, and Trombone
4 Horns in F
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones
Scores & Parts
A Very Bassoon Christmas
This collection of Christmas tunes was conceptualized as a stand-alone Christmas concert for bassoon ensemble lasting approximately half an hour in length (including time for narration and/or short breaks between pieces). While the pieces are intended to be played in order, individual tastes vary and the arranger harbors no ill will towards those who would only perform excerpts from this program, or decide upon a different performance order.
Scored for 5 Bassoons and Contrabassoon
1. Jauchzet, frohlocket
2. Wie soll ich dich empfangen
3. Großer Herr und starker König
4. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
5. Concerto Grosso Nr. 8 “Weihnachtskonzert”
6. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
7. Nutcracker: Chinese Dance
9. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
10. Carol of the Bells
11. The Wassail Song
12. Stille Nacht
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Again: no pressure, you really can download and use these files to your heart's content - live, streamed, recorded, or just for some fun with friends.