Apollo X
Concerto for bassoon and chamber orchestra

Paul Frehner
Composer
Paul Frehner
Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:16:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20), Bassoon(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Bassoon ( Solo )
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Bassoon ( Solo )
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Programme Note:
The three movements of Apollo X are inspired by various popular songs from the 1960s and 1970s that were, in turn, inspired by the Apollo space program and the race to put a man on the moon. Each movement contains a mixture of oblique references to these songs from various artists. Formally, the piece is influenced by certain of Vivaldi’s bassoon concertos, which feature compact, multi-movement structures in which the bassoon and orchestra parts are highly integrated.

Apollo X was commissioned by Nadina Mackie Jackson, Orchestra London and their conductor Alain Trudel. Funding was generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council, Nadina Mackie Jackson and Bianca Chambul.

Premiere Information:
London, Ontario
Hilton London Ontario
21 Nov 2013
Nadina Mackie Jackson and Orchestra London

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1224 F861ap
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20), Bassoon(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 17, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (34 p.) ;
    34 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 55
    6 parts ([55] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    1 solo bassoon part (14 p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • I. Ten, Nine, Eight
    II. Secret, Oh Secret
    III. Giant Steps

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