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New: Gethsemane for Solo Bassoon (2016 Edition).  pdf

Gethsemane for Solo Bassoon 

 Music for Paradise Lost for Narrator (with percussion), Oboe (or treble instrument, and bassoon (or bass instrument). pdf

Paradise Lost


Listed by Composer/Arranger
Anon./Ewell, "Good Christian Men Rejoice" (trio or duet)
Anon./Ewell, "Just a Closer Walk" (trio)
Anon./Ewell, "Twelve Days of Christmas" (trio)
Bach/Ewell, "Air in G" (trio)
Barnby/Ewell, "Oh Perfect Love" (trio)
Bliss/Ewell, "It is Well" (trio)
Dix/Ewell, "What Child is This?" (trio or duet)
Handel/Ewell, "Water Music" (trio)
Leontovich/Ewell, "Ukranian Bells" (trio)
Mendelssohn/Ewell, "Wedding March" (trio)
Rimsky-Korsakov/Ewell, "Flight of the Bumblebee" (duet)
Various/Ewell, Medley "March 1st Church Work" (trio)
Vivaldi, Concerto "La Notte"

Listed by Title
"Air in G," J. S. Bach/Ewell (trio)
"Flight of the Bumblebee," Rimsky-Korsakov/Ewell (duet)
"Good Christian Men Rejoice," Anon./Ewell, (trio or duet)
"It is Well," Bliss/Ewell (trio)
"La Notte," Vivaldi
Medley "March 1st Church Work," Various/Ewell (trio)
"Oh Perfect Love," Barnby/Ewell (trio)
"Just a Closer Walk," Anon./Ewell (trio)
"Twelve Days of Christmas," Anon./Ewell (trio)
"Wedding March," Mendelssohn/Ewell (trio)
"Ukranian Bells," Leontovich/Ewell (trio)
"Water Music," Handel/Ewell, (trio)
"What Child is This?" Dix/Ewell (trio or duet)


Anonymous/Ewell, "Good Christian Men Rejoice" (trio or duet)

Flutes/oboes (These two parts will work well as a short duet)
Score/vocal/bassoon

Anonymous/Ewell "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" (trio)
Score #1, 2 oboes and bassoon
Score #2, 2 oboes and English horn
Score #3, 3 bassoons
Score #4, 2 flutes and bassoon
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
English Horn
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Bassoon 3

Anonymous./Ewell, "Twelve Days of Christmas" (trio)
This is clearly the most confusing arrangement made by Terry Ewell to date. You will have to follow the numbers and your memory!
Flute1/Oboe1
Flute 2/Oboe 2
Bassoon

J. S. Bach, "Air in G" (trio)
Score #1, 2 oboes and English horn
Score #2, 3 bassoons
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
English Horn
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Bassoon 3

Joseph Barnby, "Oh Perfect Love" (trio)
Flute1 (oboe 1)
Flute 2 (oboe 2)
Bassoon

Philip P. Bliss, "It is Well with my Soul" (trio)

This hymn has been a comfort to many who have lost loved ones. The text is written by Horatio Gates Spafford who suffered several personal tragedies. He lost his son in the 1871 Chicago Fire. Just a few years later his four daughters died in a shipwreck while they were traveling with his wife. Spafford's wife Anna lived and sent him a telegram with two words--“Saved alone.” Several weeks later when Spafford's own ship passed near the spot where his daughters died he wrote the words to this hymn. The hymn in Spafford's hand.

Starts in A flat major unless noted:
Score #1, 2 oboes and bassoon
Score #2, 2 oboes and English horn
Score #3, 3 bassoons
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
English Horn
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Bassoon 3

Score #4, 2 flutes and bassoon (Db Major)
Flute 1
Flute 2 (or oboe)
Bassoon
Parts in Bb: Clarinet 1 | Clarinet 2


Dix/Ewell, "What Child is This?" (trio or duet, manuscript copy)
Flutes/oboes (These two parts will work well as a short duet)
Score/vocal/bassoon

M. Leontovich "Ukranian Bells" (trio)
Score #1, 2 oboes and bassoon
Score #2, 2 oboes and English horn
Score #3, 3 bassoons
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
English Horn
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Bassoon 3


F. Mendelssohn "Wedding March from a Midsummer's Night Dream" (trio)
Score, 2 oboes and bassoon
Oboe 1
Oboe 2
Bassoon

Rimsky-Korsakov "Flight of the Bumblebee" (duet)
Please note that the second part is probably the most difficult.
Score #1, oboe and English horn
Score #2, 2 bassoons
Oboe
English Horn
Clarinet in Bb (first part)
Clarinet in A (first part)
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2

Handel/Ewell,"Water Music" (trio)



Various/Ewell, Medley "March 1st Church Work" (trio, manuscript copy)
It is called "March 1st Church Work" because it was performed during church service on March 1st in 1981 or 1982. The flute part on the whole will work for oboe as well. This medley includes "Just as I am," "Turn your eyes upon Jesus," "Amazing Grace," and "Great is Thy faithfulness."
Flute/Oboe
Bassoon
Piano
Vivaldi, "La Notte" Concerto for Bassoon, Strings, and Cemballo. Solo part for the first three movements. Bassoon

Artwork by Terry B. Ewell

Copyright 2015-16 by Terry B. Ewell.

Artwork by Terry B. Ewell

Copyright 2015-16 by Terry B. Ewell.

Artwork by Terry B. Ewell

Copyright 2015-17 by Terry B. Ewell.