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Paul Lewis
THREE-PIECE SUITE for 3 bassoons
Goodmusic GM481

Catalogue Number: GM481

ISMN: 9790222331600

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Though published here primarily for bassoon trio, Three-Piece Suite was composed for the London Serpent Trio who premiered the work at the Marlborough Arts Festival in June 1986. The obsolete serpent is a rare creature and serpent trios are even rarer, so subsequent performances have been on bassoon, for which it is a perfect fit.
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Paul Lewis

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Duration 8 minutes

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