William Osbourne – Rhapsody for Bassoon

The low sound of the instrument combined with the slowly played melody give this piece a weary and sad sound. Due to the melody going up and down around one note in several sections, some parts sounded really oriental. There are a few moments, where the melody suddenly becomes faster, but only for a short period of time. Throughout the whole composition the piece barely has any changes in dynamics.

This piece seemed to be really monotonic to me, therefore I had difficulties to find a structure. It was also not easy to follow, because each section sounded differently, but not different enough from each other to be separated.

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