Composer
FUCIK
Title
Old Grumbler (feat. bassoon solo)
Instrumentation
flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, bassoon
Editor
Don Stewart
Publisher
Trillenium Music Company
Grade
3
Product Code
33T150000872
Woodwind Quintet

Starý Bručoun (The Old Grumbler)
Concert Polka for Bassoon
Composed by Julius Fucik
For Wind Quintet
Transcribed and edited by Don Stewart
Published by Trillenium Music Company
Includes score and parts

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Horn in F, and Bassoon

The piece tells a story: an old fellow, the 'grumbler', goes to his favorite bar one evening for a quiet glass or two of schnapps. He slips into a mood of reveries and reminicences, as represented by the slower lyrical passages. But to the next table come a few blades of the younger generation, who not only interrupt the peaceful ambience but actually make fun of the old fellow and his ways. a dialogue ensues: fast music alternates with slower. But the 'grumbler' shows more spirit than we might imagine. Suffice to say...he has the last word.  Features bassoon solo.

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Old Grumbler sample.jpg