Bassoon in Soundtracks

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These are some of our favorite soundtracks from movies and TV shows:

Movie Soundtracks

Never Cry Wolf (1983)

Never Cry Wolf (1983)

Never Cry Wolf

The ultimate bassoon sound track is from Never Cry Wolf. Get it, hear it! See below Movies where you’ll see a bassoon for more info.

The Martian

When the greenhouse blows out and the potatoes become frozen nuggets, the bassoon mourns Mark Watney’s loss.

Bourne Identity, Bourne Ultimatum, and Jason Bourne

The Bourne Identity movie has the bassoon lead in the opening theme music.

The clip Thinking of Marie features the bassoon for the entire scene in  Bourne Ultimatum.

Listen to Thinking of Marie

The latest movie in the series, Jason Bourne (2016), starts out with a lovely bassoon solo (38 seconds into the soundtrack). Listen to Jason Bourne soundtrack.

March of the Penguins

This movie features the fine bassoon work of Rose Corrigan, Los Angeles bassoonist. This is an interesting movie with a sparse soundtrack, so you are going to hear the bassoon well.

Souls for Sale

Souls for Sale is a 1923 silent comedy-drama-romance film written and directed by Rupert Hughes. In 2005-2006 it was restored, and a new score was composed by Marcus Sjöwall. The credits acknowledge both David Riddles and Rose Corrigan as bassoonists. This is a fine example of bassoonists that really know how to play in tune!

Ray Pizzi in the Soundtrack

Ray spent has spent his career in Hollywood working the studios

He can be heard on bassoon in the following:

  • Star Wars:

    He’s wailing up high in the Cantina Band in the very first Star Wars movie. Now that you know it’s a bassoon you’ll hear. The player in that band has a pretty strange looking space age bassoon. A doll is available of that dude.

  • Predator 2

    It’s a bassoon but Ray makes it sound so creepy you wouldn’t know what it is. Scary.

  • Fandango

    Ray gets a few quirky solo licks the theme music. These bring a smile to my face. Purely Pizzi.