‘Nookcrannies’ is an ongoing collection of short pieces for solo bassoon written for Michel Bettez. Presently three pieces have been composed, each highlighting a specific bassoon register or registers. Each of these simple pieces is characterized by a single melodic gesture, motif or rhythmic figure. I don’t regard the pieces as etudes in a didactic sense, but rather as a set of ‘musings’ inspired by a musician I admire. As with Michel, I hope bassoonists will be both challenged and charmed.