4 Bassoons (4° dbl. Contrabassoon 2), 1 Contrabassoon
As a bassoonist, bassoon ensembles have always intrigued me. The range and coloristic variants possible with multiple bassoons is what first drew me to attempt writing for this ensemble. I had listened to many bassoon quartets in preparation to write my own for my bassoonist colleagues to play, but quickly decided to add a fifth part so I could join in as well. The title, in transit, is in reference to my transition into college and end of my colleagues’ tenure at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.