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Bassoon Ensemble
04.01.22 | Goodson Chapel – Recital Hall
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Bassoon Ensemble
Ryan Romine, director

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Goodson Chapel – Recital Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory

The first piece in which everyone tries to play the right notes

Arne "Is Your Refrigerator" Running (1943–2016)

The one about the cat

Aaron "We're Just Tryin' To" Copland (1900–1990)

Moo river

Johnny "Please Have" Mercer (1909–1976)
Henry "What's Up" Mancini (1924–1994)
arr. A. Maniac

Drag out the contra

Anselma "Lookin' For A" Veit (b. None of your business)

The very, very special bassoon song performed by four polished bassoonists and one supremely prepared Dr. Byron Jones

Quenton "Could My Name BE Even More British" Ashlyn (b. 1858, and according to Google, still going strong)

- halftime -


Kermit? (b. 1955)


Alan "Can I Getta" Ridout (1934–1996)


The Bassoonicorn (Now and Forever)w
with help from Jefferson "Like the Soup" Campbell (b. not sure but he looks to be about 42-ish)

Bill Tell

Gioacchino "Bet You Can't Say My First Name" Rossini (1792–1868)

Water park music

George Frideric "I Cannot Even" Handel (1685–1759)


Clair Cangialosi, Megan Frederick, Brenda Herrera, Daniel-Jericho Johnson, Kalina Keller, Sarah McMichen, Emma Shockey, Kaelin Walton, bassoooooons

Byron Jones, a very patient singer

Alex Bernstein, piano player extraordinaire

Chance Morris, head noise maker

Ryan Romine, fearful leader

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