John Orford
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John Orford

John Orford Biography (Wikipedia)

John Orford is a British classical bassoonist. He studied under Charles Cracknell and William Waterhouse at the Royal Manchester College of Music. After graduation, he became a member of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, and later the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 1982, he was appointed Principal Bassoon of the London Sinfonietta. In 1984, he joined the faculty at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as professor of bassoon. In 1999, he commissioned Geoffrey Grey to write the piece Preamble and 5 Variations for bassoon and piano[citation needed]. He has appeared with all the major British orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia.

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Axeman
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Scherzo humoristique, Op.12 no.9
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Scherzo humoristique, Op.12 no.9

Scherzo humoristique, Op.12 no.9

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Meyrick Alexander, Melbon Mackie, Martin Gatt, Sergei Prokofiev & John Orford
Humorous Scherzo for four bassoons
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Humorous Scherzo for four bassoons

Humorous Scherzo for four bassoons

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Meyrick Alexander
Melbon Mackie
Martin Gatt
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