ABRSM Bassoon (2018–2021) Grades 5-7
32 Studies for Bassoon (in 2 volumes). Edited by Gilbert Audin. Published by Gérard Billaudot.
Bassoon on the Top is a series of 32 studies, inspired by mountains! There are 2 volumes, each containing 16 studies, which are suitable for intermediate-advanced bassoonists. Volume 1 contains pieces set on the current ABRSM Bassoon Syllabus - Grades 5, 6 & 7.
The composer writes: "My present contribution to bassoon etude repertoire reflects the various artistic experiences I have had the privilege to share around the world. Bassoon on the Top aims at developing the students’ imagination to benefit their daily practice sessions and weekly lessons. I drew inspiration from the countries I visited and the high mountains I’ve seen…
So follow the path to the Top! Improve your technique and get acquainted with elements of world music such as different rhythms and scales, the use of rubato, or characteristic styles and modes." - Alexandre Ouzounoff