This is a blog about music, photography, history, and culture.
These are photographs from my collection that tell a story about lost time and forgotten music.

Mike Brubaker
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Woodwinds at the Lake

16 September 2017

What can be more relaxing
on an afternoon by the lake
than listening to the mellifluous sound
of a bassoon?

Why listening to two bassoons!

This anonymous double reed duo
and their charming assistant
sit on a weedy lawn
by some unknown body of water.

The date is unknown
but to judge by the two gentlemen's
wool trousers, waistcoats,
and pocket watch
they are lost in time somewhere
between 1910 and 1930.

They have the look of professional bassoonists
who might be practicing any number
of orchestral duets for bassoons.
But I'm sure they would recognize
the familiar music performed in this video.



Georgie Powell & Thomas Dulfer perform Largo al factorum from The Barber of Seville
composed by Gioachino Rossini and arranged for two bassoons by Bram van Sambeek.

This is my contribution to Sepia Saturday
where if the fish aren't biting,
there's always a good story to tell.


tony said...

What A Wonderful Photo Mike! Wind In The Willows !

Barbara Rogers said...

Yay, music and water! And a toddler to help the bassoonists along.

La Nightingail said...

Your two bassoonists are a musically honorable addition to this week's Sepia prompt. But what could be more relaxing on an afternoon by the lake than listening to two bassoons? Sitting on the grass listening to a full band playing Sousa marches and popular show tunes in a park bandstand by a lovely little creek while enjoying a picnic supper - something we do every Monday night during the summer because our daughter plays in that band. :)

Mollys Canopy said...

Finding a place to practice without disturbing the neighbors is always a challenge, and these two musicians found just the spot -- and next to water, no less! Great photo!


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