Originally composed for the Allegro Wind Ensemble this became a favourite piece for the players. It is a very tongue in cheek piece. I decided to arrange it for the unique sound of a bassoon quartet as I felt that sound world they create really suited it. A series of ostinati create excitement at the start of the piece. In the second section, chromatic lines create tension and drama before the opening section returns. When I had originally composed it I was stuck for a name, inspiration came from a pupil I was teaching at the time. Posy was struggling with a section of music, hence “Posy’s Predicament”