Woodwind orchestra - Bassoon 2/2 - Philipp Dangas

Woodwind orchestra - Bassoon 2/2 [ chord combinations ]

General information about the chord combinations with the bassoon

In the woodwind section, the bassoon plays an important role as a deep voice in the harmony groupings. The bassoon is first used as a bass for the woodwinds. However, the bassoon alone is not enough in the modern orchestra. Additional instruments are added so that the appropriate bass harmony can be achieved in the orchestra. Such instruments are the contrabassoon and the bass clarinet.

Sound structure from the point of view of the instrumentation

Graphic for the distribution of the timbres on the pitches can be enlarged. It is Link-Sensitive [Clickable].

The chord combination of bassoons and horns is effective. In addition, the layering and crossing of chord tones is particularly effective as far as the structure of the sound is concerned. In particular, the ability to overlap chord tones. A new timbre is created and with it an important technique for the design of our music. The chord combination of bassoons and trombones is also effective.

Example of the chord combinations with the bassoon

Bassoon - Contrabassoon - Trombone - Horn

A very good example of the realization of a substantial bass harmony follows. Is of fundamental importance for the modern orchestra.

Downloads for the [ chord combinations: Bassoon - Contrabassoon - Trombone - Horn ]

Music by Johannes Brahms
Sound file for the score
“1st symphony - 4th movement” 
Download-size: 342 Kilobytes
PDF file for the score
“Symphony 1 - 4th movement” 
Download–size: 45.6 Kilobytes

Note on the score with an example on the [chord combinations]

A graphic with an extract from the score follows. Excerpt from “Symphony 1, 4th movement”. Composition by Johannes Brahms. An example of the [chord combinations] with the bassoon, contrabassoon, trombone and horn in F. The graphic can also be enlarged. It is Link-Sensitive [Clickable].

1/2.Example of the unison combinations with the bassoon