A solo piece exploiting the humorous nature of the instrument whilst exploring its full register.

  • 2009
  • 3 minutes, 10 seconds

This is also available as a solo piece for any of the saxophone family.

  • 2017
  • 3 minutes, 10 seconds


‘Humoresque’ for solo bassoon:

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‘Humoresque’ for solo saxophone:

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‘Humoresque’ for solo bassoon is published by Forton Music.

‘Humoresque’ for solo saxophone is published by Forton Music.

This piece has been selected for the forthcoming London College of Music Saxophone Grade 7 repertoire list


‘Humoresque’ for solo bassoon:

  1. 7 August 2009 at St Lawrence Jewry Church, next Guildhall, London EC2. Miriam Butler (bassoon)
  2. 15 March 2010 at the Famagusta Cultural Centre, Cyprus, at a concert for International Women’s Day. Miriam Butler (bassoon)
  3. 19 March 2010 at Goethe Zentrum, Nicosia, Cyprus, at a poetry and music evening with poet Bjoern Kuhligk. Miriam Butler (bassoon).
  4. 6 October 2012, at the Karmi (Karaman) village church, near Kyrenia, North Cyprus, by Miriam Butler (bassoon)
  5. 9 December 2012: broadcast on Radio Muza, Tbilisi, Georgia. Miriam Butler (bassoon)
  6. 1 October 2017 at Tateuchi Hall, Community Hall for Music and the Arts, Mountain View, San Jose, CA 94040. Matt Volkar (bassoon).

‘Humoresque’ for solo saxophone: is awaiting first performance.


Humoresque  was recorded by Liv Watts in Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School, London in September 2019:

‘Through the Void’ album Quartz label QTZ2142

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