The Rascal Bassoons’ extensive repertoire is as diverse as the players--all who are comfortable with a plethora of musical periods and styles! 

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Renaissance era: 

Byrd: Constant Penelope 

Byrd: Earl of Oxford March 

Dowland: Come Away, Come,                             Sweet Love 

Gervaise: Renaissance Dances 

Gesualdo: Merce Grido Piangendo 

Janaquin: La Chasse 

Janequin: Du Beau Tetin 

Josquin: Faulte d'Argent 

Le Jeune: Une Puce 

Marenzio: Crudele Acerba 

Marenzio: Vezzosi Augelli 

Mashera: Canzona 

de Rore: Dissiumlare Etiam Sperasti 

de Sermisy: Tant que Vivray 

Baroque era: 

Bach, J. S.: 8 Trios 

Bach, J. S.: Air on a G String 

Bach, J. S.: Badinerie 

Bach, J. S.: The Gallina Cuckoo 

Bach, J. S.: Gott ist Unser Sonn                               und Schild (4 bassoons,                      contralto, harpsichord) 

Bach, J. S.: Jesu, Joy of Man's                                Desiring 

Bach, J. S.: Musette 

Bach, J. S.: Sinfonias nos. 1, 2, 7, 10,                       11, 14 

Bach, J. S.: “Sleepers, Wake,” from                         Wachet Auf cantata 

Bach, J. S.: various fugues 

Boismortier: Concerto No. 1 in Bb,                            Op. 15, no. 1 

Boismortier: 3 Sonatas 

Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March                 ("Trumpet Voluntary") 

Corelli: Sonata a Quattro in C 

Corrette: Le Phénix 


Handel: “Allegro” from Concerto                      Grosso, Op. 3, no. 4 

Handel: Menuet 

Handel: Suite No. 3 

Handel: The Water Music 

Haydn: Divertimento in Bb 
              ("St. Anthony") 

La Montaine: Scherzo 

Pachelbel: Canon 

Purcell: Gavotte and Hornpipe 

Purcell: Rigadoon 

Rameau: Rigaudon 

Sorrentino: Toccata in G 

Telemann: Passapied 

Telemann: Quartet in C Major 

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso
              in Bb Major

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 

Vivaldi: “Larghetto e spiritoso” from                 Concerto in a minor,                              RV522 

Vivaldi: Quartet in e minor 

Vivaldi: Trio in d minor 

Vivaldi: Trio in F Major 

Zipoli: Festival Prelude 

Classical era

Fischer: Ballet Anglois 

Gebauer: Trio in g minor 

Mozart: Andante 

Mozart: “Andante ma Adagio" 
              from Concerto for Bassoon 

Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus 

Mozart: Concerto for Bassoon

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik 


40 traditional Christmas carols 

Anderson: Sleigh Ride 

Away in a Manger (jazz) 

Bach, J. S.: “Sleeper’s Wake” from                         Wachet Auf cantata 

Baker: Do You Hear What I Hear? 

Beal/Booth: Jingle Bell Rock 

Beethoven: Ode to Joy 

Big Band All Ye Faithful  

Bobby Vinton: Christmas Even in
                           My Hometown

Boogie Woogie God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen    

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (jazz) 

The Carpenters: Merry Christmas,                                     Darling    

Carol of the Bells (jazz) 

Carols of Christmas   

Ding Dong 

Ding Dong Merrily on High 

Elton John: Step into Christmas 

Feliciano: Feliz Navidad 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 

Guaraldi: Christmas Time is Here 

Hanby: Up on the Housetop (jazz) 

Handel: "Halleluia chorus" from                         Messiah 

Herbert: March of the Toys 

Herbert: Toyland 

Here We Come A-Wassailing (jazz) 

The Holly and the Ivy (jazz) 

Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter 

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (jazz)

Javits/Springer: Santa Baby 

Jazzy Hark the Angels 

Jazzy Little Town 

Jazzy Merry Gentlemen 

Jazz Tchaikovsky from 
“The Nutcracker” 

Jingle Bell Galop (4 bassoons, harp
or piano) 

Jingle Bells (jazz) 

Kent: I’ll Be Home for Christmas 

Krajewski: Bassoon It Will Be                                   Christmas (bassoons,                              orchestra) 

Livingston: Silver Bells (jazz) 

Marks: Rockin’ Around the                                Christmas Tree 

Martin/Blane: Have Yourself
                          a Merry Little

McCartney: Wonderful                                                 Christmastime 

Miller: Let There Be Peace on Earth 

Niles: I Wonder as I Wander 

O Tannenbaum (jazz) 

Pentatonix: That’s Christmas to Me 

Pola/Wyle: It's the Most Wonderful                      Time of the Year (jazz) 

Rollins: Frosty the Snowman (jazz) 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (jazz) 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (jazz) 

Styne: Let it Snow 

Swingin’ Ukranian Christmas (jazz) 

Theme from the movie “Elf”  

We Three Kings (jazz) 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas 

What Child is This? (Greensleeves) (jazz) 

When Good King Wenceslas
Saw 3 Ships 

Winter Wonderland (jazz) 

Stevie Wonder: Someday at                                             Christmas 

Tchaikovsky: Overture from “The Nutcracker” (jazz) 

Yuletide Fantasy

Romantic era

Beethoven: Hunter’s Song 

Beethoven: Ode to Joy 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 

Bizet: Carmen Fantasy 

Brahms: 8 Waltzes 

Brahms: Academic Festival                                  Overture 

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 

Brahms: Lo, How a Rose 
                E'er Blooming 

Brehm: Colloquy and Chorale 

Chopin: Grand Valse Brillante 

Chopin: Prelude in e minor  

Durflé: Choral Varié 

Dvořák: “Largo” from 
               Symphony No. 9 

Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 2 

Dvořák: "Song to the Moon" from
                the opera Rusalka  

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance                        (jazz) 

Fauré: Pavane 

Fucik: Thunder and Blazes                                 ("Entrance of the Gladiators") 

Glickman: Variations on a 
                   Brahms Theme 

Gounod: March of a Marionette 

Grell: Larghetto 

Grieg: Holberg Suite 

Grieg: “March of the Dwarves” 
            from Zug der Zwerge 

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 

Grieg: Waltz 

Holland: Cortège 

Hummel: Quartet 

Kousnetzoff: Andantino 

Mascagni: “Intermezzo” from                                    Cavalleria Rusticana 

Matz: Quartet in d minor 

Mauer: Nocturne 

Mendelssohn: Scherzo 

Mendelssohn: String Symphony 
                          No. 7 

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto 

Mendelssohn: Wedding March 

Mercandante: La Poesia 

Metzler: Quartet 

Moussorgsky: Pictures at an                                         Exhibition 

Offenbach: Can-Can 

Pape: Serenades 

Randhartinger: Two Pieces 

Rankov: Two Quartets 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the                                             Bumble Bee 

Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture 

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the                                          Animals 

Saint-Saëns: 2nd movement from                              Symphony No. 3 

de Sarasate: Gypsy Airs 

Schubert: Ave Maria 

Schumann: Soldier’s March 

Sibelius: Finlandia 

Smetana: Overture to 
                  The Bartered Bride

Strauss, J.: Pizzicato Polka 

Strauss, J.: Radetsky March 

Strauss, R.: Also Sprach Zarathustra                         opening 

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture 

Tchaikovsky: “Dance of the Cygnets”                           from Swan Lake 

Tchaikovsky: Kamarinskaia 

Tchaikovsky: “Pizzicato Ostinato”                                   from Symphony No. 5 

Tchaikovsky: selections from 
                       The Nutcracker 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 

Verdi: selections from the opera                      Aida 

Verdi: selections from the opera                      Rigoletto 

Wagner: "Bridal Chorus" from 
                 the opera Lohengrin 

Wagner: “Elsa’s Procession to the                          Cathedral” from the opera                      Lohengrin 

Wagner: “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from 
                 the opera Tannhäuer 

Wagner: “Prelude to Act III” from 
                 the opera Lohengrin 

Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries”                              from the opera Die                                 Walküre 

Wagner: "Wedding March" from 
                 the opera Lohengrin 

von Weber: selections from the                                opera Der Freischütz 

Weissenborn: Six Trios 


Baldwin: Ballade 

Baldwin: Echo of Spheres 

Baldwin: Maverick Fanfare 

Baldwin: Midwest River Fantasy 

Balent: Bassoonica 

Balent: Three Dances 

Barber: Adagio 

Bartok: Dirge 

Berlin: Three Mixtures for Bassoons 
             and Electronica 

Bozza: Divertissement 

Buss: Levi’s Dream 

Carter: Song for a Friend 

Corigliano: “How Like Pellucid                               Statues Daddy, Or Like                         A...An Engine” 

Debussy: Golliwog’s Cakewalk 

Dubois: Scherzo 

Dubensky: Prelude and Fugue 

Foin: Under the Lime 

Fowler: Streaming Up 

Frith: Hop Off the Vine 

Gordon: Rushes 

Gray: The Nereids 

Hába: Quartet 

Hartley: Suite for Bassoons 

Hoover: Sinfonia 

Jansen: 4 Characteristic Pieces 

Josten: Concertante Music 

Kabalevsky: Dance 

Khachaturian: Ivan Sings 

LoPresti: Suite for Bassoons 

Lovinfosse: Involutions 

Maxwell: Idylls of Four Goblins 

McAlister: Bears 

Meacham: American Patrol

Moulaert: Chorale Varie 

Nelhybel: Concert Etudes 

Nystedt: Music for Bassoons 

Orff: “O Fortuna” from 
         Carmina Burana 

Poulenc: Suite Française 

Presser: Baroque Suite 

Prokofiev: March 

Prokofiev: Humorous Scherzo 

Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess 

Reynolds: Slow 

Rønnes: Trio No. 1 

Schuman: Quartettino 

Schwartz: Reflections 

Shostakovich: Little March 

Simaku: Andante and Scherzo 

Stravinsky: Larghetto 

Villa-Lobos: “Preludio” from                                          Bachianas Brasileras                              No. 1 

Webb: Pump 

Wilder: Suite for Bassoons


Ager: Ain’t She Sweet 

Alford: Colonel Bogey March 

Amazing Grace (jazz)  

Anderson: Bassoonists’ Holiday  

Andy Gramer: Honey, I’m Good 

Arlen: Follow the Yellow Brick                          Road/We’re Off to See the                    Wizard 

Arlen: If I Only Had a Brain (jazz) 

Arlen: It's Only a Paper Moon 

Arlen: Somewhere Over the                              Rainbow  

The Arrows: I Love Rock and Roll  

Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give 
                      You Up  

Average White Band: Cut the Cake     

Average White Band: Pick Up the                Pieces 

Bach, Jan: Lazy Blues 

(Bach, J. S.:) Air on a Bassoon Reed 

Bach, J. S.: Jazzified Bach                                          Inventions 

Balent: Bassoonica 

Balent: Fantasy on Children’s Songs 

Banana Boat Song 

Beer Barrel Polka 

Bartokowiak: Walk of the Blue Elks                             and Pagan                                                Pachyderms (jazz) 

Barroso: Brazil (jazz) 

Beatles tunes: 

All Together Now 

Baby You’re a Rich Man 

Back in USSR 




Can’t Buy Me Love 

Come Together 

Day Tripper 

Drive My Car 

Eleanor Rigby 

Get Back 

Glass Onion 

Hard Day’s Night 


Here Comes the Sun 

Hey Jude 

I’m Looking Through You 

I’ve Just Seen a Face 

Into My Life 

Lady Madonna 

Let It Be 

Me and My Monkey 

Norwegian Wood 

Oh, Darlin’ 

One After 909 

Penny Lane 

Run for Your Life 

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts 
Club Band 

She’s Leaving Home 


Strawberry Fields 

Ticket to Ride 

We Can Work It Out 

Yellow Submarine 

Yer Blues 

You Never Give Me Your Money 

Berlin: Alexander’s Ragtime Band 

Berlin: Puttin' on the Ritz 

Bee Gees: Stayin' Alive 

Bizet: selections from the opera                     Carmen 

Bon Jovi: Livin' on a Prayer

(theme from) Bonanza

Bratton: Teddy Bear’s Picnic 

Bruno Mars: Treasure  

Budziat: Minor Booze (jazz) 

Budziat: Red Lips (jazz) 

Buss: Dry Bones 

Cannon: Bill Bailey, Won’t You                              Please Come Home? 

Carleton: Jada (jazz) 

Chicago: 25 or 6 to 4  

Chubby Checker: Let's Twist Again!

Cioffari: Four Fagotten Rags 

Cohen: Give My Regards to                                 Broadway 

Coldplay: Viva la vida

Confrey: Dizzy Fingers  (jazz) 

Corea: La Fiesta  (jazz) 

Corea: Spain (jazz) 

Cream: Sunshine of Your Love

Curtis: Bucerias (jazz) 

Davis: August (jazz) 

Davis: Outside Looking In (jazz) 

Davis: Pacific Daylight (jazz) 

Davis: Zona (jazz) 

Dennis: Angel Eyes 

Desmond: Take 5 (jazz) 

Douglas: Celtic Spirit 

Douglas: What a Wonderful World 

Eagles: Life in the Fast Lane  

Earth Wind & Fire: September

Eden: Swings and Slides 

Edwards: In My Merry Oldsmobile 

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance                       (jazz) 

Ellington: Caravan (jazz) 

Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams 

Filmore: Lassus Bassoons (jazz) 

Fogerty: Proud Mary 

Foin: Under the Lime 

Fucik: Entrance and Polka of the                      Bassoon Players 

Fucik: Thunder and Blazes                                 ("Entrance of the Gladiators") 

Gale: Harlem Express (jazz) 

Gale: Loose Lady (jazz) 

Gale: Meaning of Swing (jazz) 

Gale: Mellon Dance (jazz) 

Gale: Minor Excursions (jazz) 

Gale: Sunny Face (jazz) 

Gale: That’s a Plenty (jazz) 

Gale: Tiger Rag (jazz) 

Garrett: Wabash Cannonball 

Garrett: Wagon Wheels 

Gershwin: Fascinatin’ Rhythm 

Gershwin: Lullaby 

Gershwin: selections from the                                 opera Porgy and Bess 

Gershwin: Someone to Watch 
                   over Me

Gilbert/Sullivan: I am the Model 
                               of a Modern 
                               Major General 

Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia (jazz) 

Grand Funk Railroad: Some Kind
                  of Wonderful

Guaraldi: Linus and Lucy  

Hancock: Chameleon (jazz)  

Hancock: Dolphin Dance (jazz) 

Hancock: Watermelon Man 

Handy: St. Louis Blues 

Harrison/Smith: Spongebob                                              Theme 

Hartley: ‘Round the Mulberry Bush 

Hartley: Suite for Bassoons 

Hatch: Downtown 

Heart: Barracuda 

Hendrix: Purple Haze     

Henry: By Heck 

Holiday: God Bless the Child 

Holst: Beetles Dance 

Howard: Fly Me to the Moon 

Hubbell: Poor Butterfly 

Hupfield: As Time Goes By 

I Was a Teenage Bassoon Player 

Jackson: Thriller 

Jobim: No More Blues 

Joel: Just the Way You Are 

Joplin: 4 Rags 

Joplin: Bethena 

Joplin: The Cascades 

Joplin: Euphonic Sounds 

Joplin: The Entertainer 

Joplin: Pleasant Moments 

Joplin: Reflections Rag 

Karlsson: Toxic 

Kern: All the Things You Are 

Kern: Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man 

Kern: They Didn’t Believe Me 

Lake Street Dive: You Go Down                                            Smooth 

Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven

Livingston/Evans: Theme to Mr. Ed 

Livingston/Evans: Theme to Mr. Ed 

Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the                                        Opera 

Mancini: Baby Elephant Walk 

Mancini: Moon River 

Mancini: Pink Panther 

Maschwitz: A Nightengale Sang in                           Berkeley Square 

Mercer: That Old Black Magic 

Mercury: We are the Champions 

Monk: ‘Round Midnight (jazz) 

Morricone: Once Upon a Time in the                      West

Mower: Ford Fiasco (jazz) 

Mower: Full English Breakfast (jazz) 

Mower: Hiatus  (jazz) 

Mower: This Morning (jazz) 

Mower: Yuppieville Rodeo (jazz) 

Mungo Jerry: In the Summertime

Nagle: A Medley of George M.                         Cohen Songs 

Nash: I Can See Clearly Now 

Newton: Amazing Grace (jazz) 

Nicki Minaj: Bang Bang 

North: Unchained Melody 

Norworth/Tilzer: Take Me Out 
                                to the Ballgame 


Ory: Muskrat Ramble 

Parker, Jr.: Theme from 

Peterson: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy                               (jazz) 

Peterson: Silent Site (jazz) 

Peterson: L’Ultima Canzone (jazz) 

Peterson: Who Needs Enemies?                            (jazz) 

Phillips: Monday, Monday 

Pizzi: Autumn Leaves/Mash (jazz) 

Pizzi: Doofus (jazz) 

Pizzi: Raizin Cane (jazz) 

Pizzi: Trolley Song (jazz) 

Porter: Night and Day 

Pottle/Henson: Muppets Theme 

Preston: Space Race 

Primrose: St. James Infirmary (jazz) 

Queen: Another One Bites the Dust 

Queen: Queen Medley 

Redding/Cropper: Sittin' on the                                             Dock of the Bay 

Reynolds: Rockin’ 

Rice: Jesus Christ Superstar Medley  

Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the                                             Bumble Bee 

Rodgers: My Funny Valentine 

Ross: Hernando’s Hideaway 

St. Thomas (jazz) 

Samudio: Wooly Bully 

Schickele: Blues Set No. 2 

Schickele: Last Tango In Bayreuth 

Schmidt: Try to Remember 

Schottstadt: Variations on "Happy                                Birthday" 

Scott: Dinner Music for a Pack 
           of Hungry Cannibals 

Scott: Powerhouse 

Senon: Flash Jazz 

Shaw: Fripperies (jazz) 

Shaw: Tripperies (jazz) 

Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud 

Sia: Chandelier 

Silver/Cohn: Yes, We Have No                                    Bananas 

Silvers: April Showers 

Simon: Sound of Silence 

Smalls: Ease on Down the Road 

Smash Mouth: All Star  

Sousa: Liberty Bell 

Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever 

Sousa: The Thunderer 

Sousa: Washington Post 

Springfield: Georgy Girl 

Stamps: When the Saints Go                                 Marching In (jazz) 

Stray Cats: Rock This Town 

Taylor: Carry On Bach! 

Tommy James: I Think We’re Alone                                 Now   

Tchaikovsky: “Jazz Tchaikovsky”                                   from The Nutcracker 

Uber: Give Me That Old-Time                          Religion (jazz) 

Van Morrison: Brown-Eyed Girl

Volbeat: Lola Montez       

Walker: Mr. Bojangles    

War: Low Rider 

Weezer: Buddy Holly    

Wenrich: Moonlight Bay 

Wild Cherry: Play that Funky Music   

Wilder: Suite for Bassoons 

Williams: Cantina Band 

Williams: Rainbow Connection 

Williams: Happy 

Willis: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 

Wilson: I Get Around 

Wilson: Surfer Girl 

Wilson: 76 Trombones

Winter: Frankenstein 

Wolfgang: Dance of the 
                    Polar Bears

Wonder: Don’t You Worry 
                 About a Thing 

Wonder: I Wish 

Wonder: Livin’ for the City 

Wonder: My Cherie Amour 

Wonder: Sir Duke 

Wonder: Sunshine of my Love 

Work: Make Believe 

Young: Sahib Supreme (jazz) 

Zehar: Jazz Latino (jazz) 


Amazing Grace 

America the Beautiful (jazz) 

Banana Boat Song 

Brackett: Simple Gifts 

Bruno: Cuatro Dances Brasileiras 

La Cucaracha

Curtis: Bulgarian Suite 

Deep River

Dorff: It Takes Four to Tango 

Duarte: Three Costa Rican Dances 

Fisher: Goin' Home 

Foin: Under the Lime 

Foster: My Old Kentucky Home 

Foster: Swanee River 

Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey 

Granados: Capricho Español 


He's Got the Whole World in his               Hands

Holst: “March” from 2nd Suite 

Irish Folk Tunes

Jacob: Prelude/Fugue/Scherzo 

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Kelley/Higley: Home on the Range 

Kum Ba Yah

Larionov: Kalinka

Lussier: Bassango 

Mango Walk

Mezo: Imagenes 

Mignone: Cuatro Pecas Brasilieras 

Mockert: Suite Argentina 

Piazzolla: Escualo 

Piazzolla: Libertango 

Piazzolla: La Muerta del Angel 

Rønnes: Grand Valse 

Rønnes: Tango 

Scarborough Fair 

Schickele: Last Tango In Bayreuth 


Song of the Wounded Man 

Toldra: Two Catalan Sardanas 

Turkey in the Straw 

Wabash Cannonball 

Wagon Wheels 

Weait: Suite of Early American                         Tunes 

Weatherly: Danny Boy 

When Irish Eyes are Smiling 

When Johnny Comes Marching           Home 

When the Saints Go Marching In 

Willis: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 

Yellow Bird

Zequinha: Tico-Tico