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A 5-minute work featuring solo Contrabassoon and wind band. The band parts will be kept at an intermediate level (grade 3 to 3.5). The solo Contrabassoon part will be more advanced than the band parts but will not go beyond grade 4. 


This would be the first work specifically written to feature a Contrabassoon with a younger band. As such, it will serve as a fantastic teaching tool for educators looking to show students some of the more unusual instruments found in wind bands and orchestras.


Costs and Benefits:

A minimum of 10 consortium members will be needed to complete the project. Unlimited spots beyond 10 will be available.

Tier 1 - $150

  • This will be the basic level. It will include a full score and a set of parts (digital) to be sent upon the completion of the engraving. It will also ensure the consortium member that their name or the name of their organization is included in the score. All persons or organizations will have exclusive performing rights for one year after delivery of the composition.

Tier 2 - $250

  • This will include all the benefits of tier 1 with the addition of two one-hour video lessons with the composer (one with the soloist and one with the band). In-person is also possible with the proviso that the organization provides travel expenses beyond those of a reasonable driving distance (roughly two hours of driving time).


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New Work for Contrabassoon and Wind Band - Commissioning Consortium - Tier 1

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