Opus 486

Tundra Canticle (2003)

for Bassoon and Contrabass

Brad Balliett, bassoon; Doug Balliett, contrabass

Duration: 3.25 min.

Dedication: for Brad and Doug Balliett

Commission: Commissioned by Bradley and Douglas Balliett

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Tundra Canticle (2003) for bassoon and contrabass was written for and is dedicated to Brad and Doug Balliett. The work takes its inspiration from the frozen tundra of the Northern regions.

The work is cast in three sections. An opening section alternates dramatic statements with lyric phrases. The second, slower section further develops this lyric texture, building to a climax. The third section brings back the opening material and presses on to a coda.