This piece was composed in August 2011. After playing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (1st movement) a few times in a conducting class, the idea of using its opening motif came to my mind immediately. Thus, I played around with it, changed it to a major key, sort of jazzed it up and made the two bassoons play it a 2nd apart to create a clash in tonality in the introduction. After that, another melody takes over and it is played in a fun and jovial interaction between the three instruments right up till the end. This piece had it’s premiere on the 10th September 2011 at a bassoon recital with Aw Yong Tian and Yap Pei Ying on bassoons and myself on the piano.
Printed and digital copies of this piece can now be found at Universal Edition.