Lotti – Crucifixus


Composer: Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
Price: £15
Instrumentation: 8 Bassoons

This arrangement was inspired by a video I edited for the National Youth French Horn Ensemble in September 2020 for their online course. The young horn players adapted this choral work beautifully and it was a pleasure to edit it together. I thought it would work fantastically on the bassoon so I arranged it and dedicated it to the RCM Bassoon Class 2020/21. We played it through in our first bassoon club session in September 2020. This piece works beautifully with the blend of 8 bassoons covering over three octaves, and balance is the most important thing to think about when performing this live.