Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Orchestra
SMC R198/ HL 3772396
Solo Bsn: 126.96.36.199: 188.8.131.52: Dbl Bs: Perc (2)
As commissioning bassoonist Jeffrey Keesecker wrote after the concerto's premiere, "Eric has composed a modern masterpiece, a profound work of depth and meaning that captures the soul of the bassoon." Following its 2002 US world premiere, Ewazen's concerto made its European debut in Sweden the following year. It has since become a favorite recital piece and a mainstay at state contests nationwide. Duration ca. 20'.