Home   >   Departments   >   Sheet Music   >   Woodwind   >   Bassoon Quartet (4 Bns)   >   Bach for Blonde & Bassoons (New Edition)

Bach for Blonde & Bassoons (New Edition)

Cover photograph
See larger image
Price £9.95

The opening Chorus from Bach's Cantata № 10: "Meine Seel erhebt den Herren". This arrangement requires four bassoons and either a soprano/mezzo, or a choir singing in unison (upper voices only).

In 1989, in Oxford, a group of four bassoonist friends decided to form 'The Equal Opportunities Bassoon Quartet", and met regularly to rehearse. The wife of one of the players, Katherine Manville, often generously prepared a sumptuous meal for the quartet and this piece was written so that Katherine, a fine singer, could join in too!

The piece was later performed by the fledgling 'Headington Singers' singing the vocal part in unison, accompanied "on the night" by the bassoons. The piece has since also been arranged for flexible ensemble (SP1382), therefore widening its appeal.

This set comprises a full score, a set of bassoon parts and a single sided part for the singer. The latter is also freely downloadable from the website to allow easy (and legal) duplication for the purposes of a choir as required.


  • Cantata No.10; Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn

Samples available

Adobe PDF File

Get Adobe Reader

Cat No. SP112
Price £9.95
ComposerJohann Sebastian Bach
ArrangerMark Goddard
CategoriesBassoon Quartet (4 Bns)
Voice (soprano)
PublisherSpartan Press
Difficulty level6
ISMN 979-0-57999-112-0
EAN-13 9790579991120
Weight 120 grams
Published 12th August 2017
Availability NOT IN STOCK. Sorry for delay!
Available in approx. 7—12 days.
See also...
SP1382  Cantus Firmus Fantasticus! (FLEXIBLE WIND ENSEMBLE)