This solo book is an A4 size pdf download (3 MB). It has a colour front and back cover and twenty three black and white pages. It contains the illustrated story and the bassoon and tenoroon* arrangement of A Wizard in the Kitchen with indications of the count-ins.
Please note that, although the bassoon and tenoroon* share the same solo book, they have individual backing tracks. The backing tracks can be downloaded below:
Using this book with its backing tracks, the instrumental soloist simply follows along with the narration and, by playing each of the musical cues after a count-in, contributes an intrinsic part in the creation of differing moods and the telling of a tale. Harry, a rather ordinary boy, is relieved to say farewell to his strange and ridiculous music teacher only to discover that she is a lot, lot stranger than he could have possibly imagined. His journey takes us from moments of light-hearted comedy to suspense and high drama, all created through the integration of story, picture and music.
A Wizard in the Kitchen has broad appeal but has been geared towards children aged seven to eleven and the difficulty of the score has been tailored to meet the average skillset of a student learning to play their instrument for about a year (approximately ABRSM grade one). Taking fifteen minutes to perform and providing a rich stage on which a budding virtuoso can entertain friends and family members, it has been arranged for many other instruments and is also available in video formats.
The book can be read digitally or printed. For advice on printing your pdf, please right click on the link here and select ‘Open link in new tab’.
*To avoid any confusion we would like to make it clear that all references and products relating to the tenoroon, i.e. backing track and video, refer to the tenor bassoon in F.