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Examples of the Bassoon in Popular Music

Many people often ask about examples of the bassoon being played in popular music!


Here are a few quick examples...


Peter and the Wolf

(popular children's story, narrated here by world famous conductor Leonard Bernstein)



Star Wars Episode IV - "The Cantina Scene"

(performed by Brian Jack & the Boulder Bassoon Quartet)



Disney's Sorcerer's Apprentice

(performed by Max Greenleaf)



Super Mario Bros

(performed by Francisco Javier Moreno Sabás)



Wii Soundtrack

(performed by Jonathan Tait)



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:"Harry's Wondrous World"

(performed by Donovan Tong)



Cosmo Sheldrake "Birthday Suit"

(popular on TikTok in 2019)



Celph Titled - "Devastating MC's" (feat. Esoteric & Apathy)

(2006 hip-hop/rap that features the bassoon)



Thanks to all of the worldwide bassoonists contributing to the links above, looking to increase awareness of the bassoon to young musicians worldwide. Feel free to share, use or repost this article anywhere as helpful!


For more videos featuring the bassoon, please feel free to check out the Bassoon Videos section of this site.

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