Topic: Osborne Rhapsody

I just had a quick question about Osborne's Rhapsody for Bassoon..

Does anyone have a suggestion for an easier way to slur from the A in measure 64 down to the Eb on the downbeat of measure 65?
I try to push the moving line but the Eb always cracks.

Let me know!

Undergrad Bassoon Performance Major at the Conservatory at Shenandoah University

Re: Osborne Rhapsody

I finger A:

x x x | o x x
     Eb  Bb

and Eb:

x x o | o x x
     Eb

and the slur works good for me.

Matt Nickel
Bassoon and Contrabasoon, Red Deer Symphony Orchestra
MM, University of Michigan

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Re: Osborne Rhapsody

The fingering you provided for A is an Ab fingering minus the whisper key

Undergrad Bassoon Performance Major at the Conservatory at Shenandoah University

Re: Osborne Rhapsody

Add the usual C# and A keys to that fingering and you will have an A.

Dr. Kent Moore
Principal Lecturer In Bassoon and Theory
Northern Arizona University

Re: Osborne Rhapsody

My mistake, Kent is correct.

Matt Nickel
Bassoon and Contrabasoon, Red Deer Symphony Orchestra
MM, University of Michigan

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