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Goldenrod (2023)


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. 

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full score and parts

Available for purchase through MayesMusic Publishing

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