Music by Daniel Dorff
MUSIC FOR CONTRABASSOON
|Concerto for Contrabassoon (13')|
CONTRABASSOON WITH CLARINET, HORN, AND STRING ORCHESTRA
每 COMMISSIONED by the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for contrabassoonist Norman Spielberg.
每 PREMIERED November 3, 1991 by Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Norman Spielberg contrabassoon; James Freeman guest conductor.
每 PERFORMANCES include 2010 IDRS Convention, Louisville Orchestra, and others with leading guest contrabassoon soloists.
"Repertory for the contrabassoon has been significantly enhanced of late by the addition of concertos by Daniel Dorff..."
〞 MLA Notes (Christopher Weait), December 1993.
"An excellent new concerto... in a very listenable and audience-appealing style. Dorff has written a number of fine compositions and has crafted here an excellent new work for the contrabassoonist."
〞 The Double Reed (Ron Klimko), Spring 1993.
"(The concert) was jammed with people who were obviously pleased they were there. A local composer with a growing international reputation presented a world premiere that deserved the response the audience gave it."
〞 Philadelphia Welcomat (Purdom), November 13, 1991.
"This is a work that could effectively introduce the rarely heard solo contrabassoon to audiences of any age or experience. It has the happy characteristic of being easily understood. Performers will appreciate its professionally clear notation and effective orchestration."
〞 MLA Notes (Christopher Weait), March 1995.
"I＊m sure all contrabassoon players will treasure this addition to their ... repertoire."
〞 Sol Schoenbach, former principal Bassoon, Philadelphia Orchestra
每 AUDIO EXCERPTS: Roger Soren's performance with the Haddonfield Symphony, conducted by Daniel Hege:
from Mvt. 1
from Mvt. 2
from Mvt. 3
2) QUARTET VERSION: CONTRABASSOON, CLARINET, HORN, AND PIANO
Contrabassoon, Clarinet, Horn parts identical to orchestra version, piano plays the string parts.
每 PREMIERE of Quartet Version: Lori Tiberio (cbn.) and UNC-Charlotte faculty, April 28, 1996.
每 PERFORMANCES include 1996 IDRS annual convention (Susan Nigro, cbn.)
3) CONTRABASSOON AND PIANO
每 PREMIERE of piano version September 28, 1993 at St. Xavier University, Chicago; Susan Nigro, contrabassoon, Mark Lindeblad, piano.
每 PUBLISHED by Lauren Keiser Music. (solo part, piano reduction, quartet version, orchestra score for sale; orchestra parts on rental)
每 PROGRAM NOTES
Daniel Hege, Daniel Dorff, Roger Soren
following their Haddonfield Symphony performance.
|Fast Walk for 3 Bassoons & Contrabassoon (Quartet or Ensemble) (2½ ')|
PREMIERED by the Ohio State University Bassoon Ensemble,
Christopher Weait director, at IDRS 1997.
|In A Deep Funk: Dance Set for Unaccompanied Contrabassoon (14')|
1. Hustle Misterioso
|It Takes Four to Tango for 3 Bassoons & Contrabassoon (Quartet or Ensemble) (1990/1997) (2½ min.)|
每 PREMIERED by the Ohio State University Bassoon Ensemble,
Christopher Weait director.
|Sonatina d'Amore for 2 Contrabassoons (8')|
每 COMMISSIONED by Susan Nigro for "The Two
Contras" 〞 Susan Nigro and Burl Lane (of the Chicago Symphony).