À mon seul désir
for bassoon and piano

Tawnie Olson
Composer
Tawnie Olson
Composition Date: 2005
Genre: Woodwinds, + Keyboard, Bassoon

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:
This piece was inspired by Elizabeth Shoemaker, her skilled interpretation of Saint-Saëns’ Bassoon Sonata, and by an idea of marriage informed by my relationship with my own husband. At first the instruments seem to co-exist peacefully, but independently, but after a crisis material is passed back and forth between them. This dialogue incites the bassoon to jubilant virtuosity, and then the opening material returns; the piece has come full circle. The circle - the shape of a wedding ring and an ancient symbol of perfection - is also meant to be suggested by the piano part’s slow journey through its entire range.

The title of this piece comes from the final Lady and the Unicorn tapestry, in the collection of the Musée de Cluny.

Premiere Information:
21/01/2006, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Toronto Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon, David Swan, piano

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 5214 O52am
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, + Keyboard, Bassoon
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 23, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (15 p.) ;
    15 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 4
    1 bassoon part (4 p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Bassoon, piano
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