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This guide provides top tips and resources for performing and studying the bassoon. Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Table of Contents below to get started. 


Scores & Parts: Find a specific piece of music | Find any piece of music with specific instruments

Recordings: Streaming Audio & Video | Hardcopy Recordings

Research: Articles | Books | Reference

Technique: Recommended Resources | Discover More

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Recommended Bassoon Books in the Allen Library

The Bassoon

Discusses the makers, players, repertory, myths, and audiences of the bassoon, plus contrabassoons and smaller bassoons.

Bassoon Bibliography

A comprehensive listing of works for bassoon: unaccompanied, with keyboard, and in chamber music. Search by composer, instrumentation, or publisher.

The Bassoon Reed Manual

Step-by-step explanations and images of bassoon and contrabassoon reedmaking techniques, with explanations of why each step is important.

Music for Unaccompanied Solo Bassoon

Over 150 pieces for the bassoon. Each entry lists duration and range, plus description of difficulty, unusual techniques, and compositional style.

The Woodwind Instrument Owner's Handbook

A roadmap for every step of the owning process from selecting and buying (or renting) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading, and reselling your instrument.

Top Databases for Bassoonists

Looking for something else? Explore this guide for more, or use our Database Locator to browse all library databases.

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