Life of the Party: Concerto for Bassoon and 16 Friends

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LKMP X071055/ HL 40673

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
Bassoon Solo Flute, Oboe, B-flat Clarinet, ContraBassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Percussion, Piano (d Synthesizer), 2Violin, Viola, Cello, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass (d Double Bass), Drum Set
Don Freund's Life of the Party (Concerto for Bassoon and 16 Friends) could be described as an instrumental mini-opera with two identifiable layers of musical activity.  One layer is the "Party Music," a series of "songs" in varied vernacular styles which recede into the background to allow the more intimate party "Chats" to be heard.