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For two Bassoons

In the composition Earth, I took the attributes of earth and tried to represent them

in a musical context. The Bassoon seemed like the perfect fit to me due to its

sound and character resembling earth qualities.

The Earth is slow and heavy but with enough energy, the earth can be moved

and can break into many pieces.

I emulated these characteristics in this piece through the increase of vibrato and

the transformation from a chord to a staccato rhythm. All life comes and goes

back to earth and this means life and death are both attributes of earth. Death is

non-movement and live is movement. I tried to capture the merging of those two

opposing attributes of the earth.

It is impossible to capture the true greatness of mother earth in just one piece but

the inspiration that we can draw from her is limitless.

© 2016 by Jessie Cox