Mozart – Concerto in A major for Clarinet and Orchestra, arranged and edited for Bassoon by Myles Mingyuan Yang.
The piano reduction is based on Henri Kling’s edition which was published by Leipzig: Breitkopf und Hartel, n.d. (ca. 1883). Plate 16273. The arrangement is kept in the original key for bassoon players to better know the original work. Using the original key will also help students find piano collaborators. The bassoon part in this edition is transposed and edited by Myles Mingyuan Yang from traditional clarinet practice. Some phrases have been modified to better suit the bassoon. Some dynamic markings have been added and edited in the solo part by the editor. Grace notes before trills have been omitted so performers can choose for themselves to either start on the upper auxiliary or lower auxiliary. The piano reduction has been modified to keep the chord relationship and better fit with the bassoon texture via octave displacement in certain sections to keep the appropriate harmonic relationship of the bassoon line. Cross staff chords are rearranged to stay in the same system with clef changes. Some dynamic markings and articulations in the piano reduction have been modified to enhance balance and match articulation with the bassoon.
Suggested articulations and dynamics have been added by the editor. Bowing marks are occasionally added to help with showing motive shapes. Suggested fingerings have been provided in the practice notes on pages 1 and 2, but they may not work on every bassoon. Finger names are indicated by Left/Right hand 1 2 3 4, counting from the index finger to the pinky. Repeated trill fingerings are only listed where they first appear in the music. Some musical passages can be challenging so alternate options are provided in the practice notes. Some alternative interpretations are also marked in the music as Ossia.
Score and parts included: Bassoon