DP001a Around the World in 20 Bassoon Duets - Pugh, A.


This delightful musical tour of 20 countries offers a wide variety of styles, in the form of fun and challenging duets of varying difficulty. Each piece imitates the music of local traditional styles, with some more caricature than true pastiche. Egypt, for example, is written in the style often used by western films and video games to suggest desert landscapes. Other countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Azerbaijan and Bulgaria, are written as more faithful representations of traditional folk music and dances. These duets make great little concert pieces, and would also work well for GCSE and A level ensemble performances.

Need a duet partner? Play-along videos with the bassoonist Catriona McDermid are available to download.  Click here to go to the Play-Along page! 

1. China  2. Egypt  3. Trinidad and Tabago  4. Norway  5. Switzerland
6. Brazil  7. Argentina  8. Czechia  9. Russia  10. Ireland
11. Great Britain  12. U.S.A  13. Spain  14. Italy  15. Mexico
16. Azerbaijan  17. Cuba  18. Hungary  19. D.R. Congo  20. Bulgaria

Grading: 3 to 8

Duration: 30'00

Composer: Pugh, A.

Instrumentation: Bassoon Duet: 2 Bsns,

Listen to Catriona McDermid playing samples below:
1. China

2. Egypt

3. Trinidad and Tabago

4. Norway

5. Switzerland

6. Brazil

7. Argentina

8. Czechia

9. Russia

10. Ireland

11. Great Britain

12. USA

13. Spain

14. Italy

15. Mexico

16. Azerbaijan

17. Cuba

18. Hungary

19. D.R.Congo

20. Bulgaria