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Morton Gould's Diversions for Bassoon and Orchestra. Reduction for Bassoon and Piano.'The program notes for Diversions are contained in the descriptive titles of the movements: I.Recitatives and Preludes; II. Serenades and Airs: III. Rags and Waltzes: IV. Ballads and Lovenotes; V. Quicksteps and Trios. The virtuosic demands on the soloist are tantamount to those of a concerto. Because of the nature andtexture of the movements I prefer the less formalistic title Diversions. Originally written for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra this is an alternate version for Bassoon'. - MortonGouldDiversions was commissioned by Carillon Importers Ltd. on behalf of ABSOLUT Vodka with additional participation by R. Philip Hanes Jr. the Phoenix Akron Winston-Salem Symphony Evansville Philharmonic New Hampshire Music Festival NCNB and the Preyer Foundation.The premier took place on November 28 1990 at Avery Fisher Hall New York with the American Symphony Orchestra James Houlik Saxophone Morton Gould Conductor.