For bassoon and piano
First performance by Ashby Mayes and Atusko Kinoshita at the Mannheimer Schloss, June 24 2023
Winner of the inaugural MayesMusic Composers Competition (2023)
Duration: ca. 5 minutes
Goldenrod is a lively showpiece for bassoon and piano, commissioned by Ashby Mayes. Infused with a vibrant rhythmic energy, the piece combines dynamic staccato patterns with graceful, expressive melodies. The music exudes an unapologetic sense of joy, suffused with a spirited and buoyant character. A fusion of rhythmic drive and melodic elegance, the music showcases the virtuosity and expressive capabilities of the bassoon in tandem with the dynamic accompaniment of the piano.