Four Onomatopoeias (2012)

bassoon and piano - 9 min

written for Evelyn Jones

"The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it."

The title of each movement is an onomatopoeia of the most fundamental musical building block of the movement. 

I. Buh-uh

II. Ba Doo-ah

III. Wah Bit-itty Doo-Wah

IV. Gah-da-Bah

Two recordings have been made:

/Contemporary Music for Bassoon/ [Trent Jacobs, bassoon; Leah Siltberg, piano]

/Pocket Grooves - New Music for Bassoon/ [Jefferson Campbell, bassoon; Alexander Sandor, piano]

[Trent Jacobs, bsn; Leah Siltberg, pno]



the score can be purchased from the publisher TREVCO-VARNER by clicking on the above link. if you play the piece, or have any questions, please let me know by getting in touch with me here.

all music, text, and images ©2021 Graeme Shields unless otherwise noted