Recitals and Concertos

Solo concerto and recital repertoire

Below is a selection from Laurence’s solo recital and concerto repertoire. If you are interested in a recital with piano, a concerto performance with orchestra, or any other type of solo or chamber music concert, please contact Laurence directly via the CONTACT form.

There are many other works - please enquire for details.

Bassoon and orchestra
Click below each listed piece to hear a sample recording:


Elgar, Sir Edward: Romance, Op.62*

Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette
(The Alfred Hitchcock TV series theme tune)

Haydn, Michael: Concertino*

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K.191*
(recorded excerpts from all three movements)

Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habañera

Stamitz, Carl: Bassoon Concerto in F*

(recorded excerpts from all three movements)

Vaughan-Williams: Studies in English Folk Song

Vinter, Gilbert: The Playful Pachyderm

Weber: Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Op.35*
(Andante and Hungarian Rondo)

Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F, Op.75*
(recorded excerpts from all three movements)

Other solo works with orchestra
(no recorded excerpts currently available)

David, Ferdinand: Concertino*
Grøndahl, Launy: Concerto
Maconchy, Elizabeth: Concertino
Reade, Paul: Bassoon Concerto ‘Catalonia’
Rota, Nino: Bassoon Concerto
Villa-Lobos, Heitor:
Ciranda das Sete Notas’
Vivaldi: Concerto in B flat ‘La Notte’
Williams, John: 'The Five Sacred Trees'

 

* orchestral parts available for free loan for up to six weeks from Laurence Perkins.

Bassoon and piano
Click below each listed piece to hear a sample recording:


Grovlez, Gabriel: Sicilienne et Allegro giocoso

Hurlstone, William: Sonata in F
(recorded excerpts from all four movements)

Saint-Saens: Sonata in G
(recorded excerpts from all three movements)

Vinter, Gilbert: Reverie

Other solo works with piano
(no recorded excerpts currently available)

Bennett, Richard Rodney: Sonata
Bernstein, Leonard: Suite from West Side Story
Cooke, Arnold: Sonata
David, Ferdinand: Concertino (version for bassoon and piano)
Dutilleux, Henri: Sarabande et Cortège
Elgar: Sir Edward: Romance, Op.62 (the composer's own version for bassoon and piano)
Galliard, Johann Ernst: Six Sonatas
Gershwin, George: A Gershwin Rhapsody
Haydn, Michael: Concertino (version for bassoon and piano)
Hindemith, Paul: Sonata
Ibert, Jacques: ‘Carignane’
Ravel, Maurice: ‘Pièce en forme de Habañera’
Ridout, Alan: ‘Caliban and Ariel’ (unaccompanied bassoon)
Telemann, Georg Philipp: Sonata in F minor
Vaughan-Williams, Ralph: Studies in English Folksong
Vinter, Gilbert: ‘The Playful Pachyderm’
Vivaldi: Concerto in B flat ‘La Notte’ (version for bassoon and piano)
Walthew, Richard: Introduction and Allegro

Weber, Carl Maria von: Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Op.35 (version for bassoon and piano)

 


Recording credits:

Bassoon and orchestra
Haydn, Mozart, Stamitz and Weber works with Manchester Camerata conducted by Dougles Boyd - from Bassoon Concertos CD (by kind permission of Hyperion Records Ltd.)
Elgar, Gounod, Ravel and Vinter works with the New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp - from The Playful Pachyderm CD (by kind permission of Hyperion Records Ltd.)

Bassoon and piano
All works with Michael Hancock (piano) - Saint-Saens and Hurlstone recordings by kind permission of Hyperion Records Ltd.