repertoire

Solo Bassoon and Orchestra

21 Variations on a Friend  by Padma Newsome
  for solo bassoon, percussion and chamber orchestra
  commissioned by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 2001
  **world premiere** with Group 435
  ECA Arts Hall, New Haven, CT, 2003

  Excerpt, 21 Variations on a Friend
  Performers: Rachael Elliott, bassoon; Timothy Feeney & Thomas Kozumplik, percussion;
  Eduard Espinel, conductor; Group 435 Chamber Orchestra

Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra  by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
  performances: University of Vermont Symphony Orchestra with Michael Hopkins, conductor, 2008

Concert Piece  by Burrill Phillips
  for solo bassoon and string orchestra
  performances: Burlington Chamber Orchestra with Andrew Massey, conductor, 2011
  Montpelier Chamber Orchestra with Troy Peters, conductor, 2007

Rhapsody for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble  by Jukka-Pekka Lehto
  for solo bassoon and wind ensemble
  **US premiere** with Duke University Wind Symphony and Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor
  Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2012

Through the Clouds  by Don Jamison
  for solo clarinet, bassoon and string orchestra
  **world premiere** with Elisabeth LeBlanc, clarinet, and Burlington Chamber Orchestra
  Andrew Massey, conductor
  McCarthy Arts Center, Colchester, VT, 2011


Unaccompanied Bassoon

Assembly Line  by Timothy Woos 
  premiered 2008 at Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Niggun  by Philippe Hersant

Press Release  by David A. Lang 
  recorded: Polka the Elk, 2011

  Performed by Rachael Elliott, from Polka the Elk, 2011

Retracing  by Elliott Carter

Techno Music for Bassoon and Electronica  by Alex Kotch
  commissioned, premiered at Duke University, 2010

Thinkin' About Your Body  by Bobby McFerrin, arr. Elliott


Selected Sonatas / Chamber Music

À mon seul désir  by Tawnie Olson
  for bassoon and piano
  recorded: Polka the Elk, 2011

  Performers: Rachael Elliott, bassoon; Adrienne Kim, piano

A# Major in the Verdent Green  by Padma Newsome
   for bassoon and piano (from 2 Moon Smile opera)

Bed and Rest  by Padma Newsome
  for bassoon, guitar, marimba and piano
  recorded: Polka the Elk, 2011

Dead Elvis  by Michael Daugherty
  for L'Histoire ensemble

Dreaming in Colours  by HyeKyung Lee
  for bassoon and piano

Duo  by Heitor Villa-Lobos
  for oboe and bassoon
  arranged for soprano saxophone and bassoon by Susan Fancher

Night Pageantry  by Thomas L. Read
  for bassoon and piano
  premiered by Rachael Elliott and Cynthia Huard at University of Vermont, 2007
  recorded: Night Pageantry, 2009

O Vox Pop  by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz
  for bassoon and bass clarinet
  premiered by Rachael Elliott and Steven Klimowski at Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT, 2008

Pas de Deux  by Alex Kotch
  for alto saxophone, bassoon and electronics
  premiered by Rachael Elliott and Susan Fancher at Duke University, 2010

Polka the Elk  by Padma Newsome
  for 2 bassoons and vibraphone/percussion
  commissioned in 2001 with support from Vermont Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts
  premiered by Rachael Elliott, Janet Polk, Thomas Kozumplik at Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, VT, 2001
  recorded: Polka the Elk, 2011

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano  by Nancy Galbraith

Trio  by Francis Poulenc
  for oboe, bassoon and piano

With Eyes Cast Down  by Padma Newsome
  for bassoon, viola, voices, piano, harpsichord
  commissioned by John & Martha Elliott in 2004
  premiered by Rachael Elliott and Annemieke Spoelstra at University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2005
  recorded: Polka the Elk, 2011


Tuple / Music for two bassoons

Black  by Marc Mellits

  Performers: Lynn Hileman and Rachael Elliott, bassoons

Bounce  by Michael Daugherty

Duo-Sonate  by Sofia Gubaidulina

Lacrimosa  by Louis Andriessen

Les Moutons de Panurge  by Fredric Rzewski

Nocturnal Residents  by Chiel Meijering


Dark in the Song / Music for multiple bassoons

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For information on this and other Bassoon Project repertoire, contact Rachael.

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