Inspired by a local performance of the Kontra-Kor, a duo comprised of Dr. Cindy Behmer, oboe, English horn (http://www.cindybehmer.com/), and Jessica Campbell, bassoon and contra-bassoon (http://www.tucsonsymphony.org/about-the-tso/orchestra/546?task=view), I developed this arrangement of the Sonate 1 by G.F. Händel.
Among some of the favorite, but rarely heard instruments of the modern orchestra to play alone, these instruments have not been previously paired in duos. Behmer and Campbell have commissioned work written especially for them, and this is an attempt to increase their repitoire with additional pieces rich in tactile harmony, providing tempo variations and timbre depth.
I reconstructed the Sonate in unconventional form in 4 short movements (Adagio, Allegro, Larghetto & Vivace). This piece is best played using the "Orchestral Winds" Soundfont from SoundFont Downloads at (http://www.soundfontdownloads.com).