WASHINGTON DOUBLE REED QUARTET

 

Think “String Quartet” … only different!

We are two oboes, an English horn, and a bassoon, playing transcriptions and arrangements of well-known string quartets, as well as music written for this ensemble. And if you need a particular piece of music, we can probably arrange it for your event. Of course, we must comply with copyright law, so that could take a little time to secure permissions. We are available for concerts, weddings, receptions, or other events where classical or pops pieces could serve as either the focus or background music.

Partial repertoire (this is always growing):

  • Isaac Albéniz, “Tango” from España, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • J. S. Bach, Fugue in G Minor, arranged by Gordon Solie (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • J. S. Bach, Preludes and Fugues I and II, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846/847, arranged by Ken Watson (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue VII, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 852, arranged by Ken Watson (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • A. M. R. Barret, 40 Progressive Melodies, from the Complete Method for the Oboe, arranged by Ken Watson (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • Georges Bizet, “Habanera” from Carmen, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • John Alden Carpenter, Tango américain, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • Claude Debussy, Menuet, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • Léo Delibes, “Waltz” from Coppélia, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • Gabriel Fauré, 2 Fugues, from Op. 84, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • George Gershwin, Three Preludes for Piano, arranged by Ken Watson (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • Joseph Haydn, Quartet Op. 2 No. 6 (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • Scott Joplin, The Entertainer (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • Henry Mancini, Charade, arranged by Ken Watson (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • Henry Mancini, Moon River, arranged by Ken Watson (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • Felix Mendelssohn, Quartet in Eb, Op. 12, arranged by Ken Watson (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • Mollier/Lully/Lully, Three Marches, for Louis XIV Oboe Band (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • W. A. Mozart, Fugue in c minor, K. 401 (TrevCo-Varner Music)
  • W. A. Mozart, Quartet No. 19 in C Major (“Dissonance”), K. 465, arranged by Ken Watson
  • Mladen Pozajić, Tri stavka (Three Movements) (Trevco-Varner Music)
  • Maurice Ravel, Pièce en forme de Habanera, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • John Philip Sousa, The Gliding Girl, Tango, transcribed by David Bussick (Whichpond Music)
  • William Grant Still, Lyric Quartette, arranged by Ken Watson (William Grant Still Music)
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