Elegy for Bassoon and Piano by Anıl Altınsoy


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Composed for bassoon and piano, this piece was inspired by Turkish composer Ahmed Adnan Saygun. As the structure, the Turkish Harmonization, the 5th harmony structure was used. Composed in 2007, the piece was performed by bassoonists.
The bassoon playing freely on the chords at the beginning of the piece represents the beginning of the lament. In the rhythmic area that follows, the bassoon plays its solo on the Dorian mode, which is similar to Anatolian melodies, and the piano accompanies this melody with syncopes. In the last part, another lament is heard over the bassoon’s deep and high sound fields and the end of the piece is heard.
Optionally, it is possible to play with the cello due to the structure of the piece. It may not give the same effect timbre, but it is thought to be heard quite effectively in the rhythmic area.

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Folk and World, Instructional, Modern Classical

Level of Difficulty


Solo Instrument



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