Part of Susan L. Nigro Contrabassoon Recital Series
published by Jeanne, Inc. Heart's Desire is a free
fantasy based on the hymn "Herzlich tut mich verlangenn"
by the 17th century German composer Samuel Scheidt; the
title of the work derives from the opening words of the
hymn. In writing this piece, the composer decided to
emphasize the lyrical side of the instrument and
downplay the usual grotesque cliches that are too often
associated with the contrabassoon. This work is recorded
by Susan Nigro.
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