Canon, 'Ich blase das Fagot,' Hess 304 (mp3)
Performer: Mark S. Zimmer
According to Georg Schuenemann ('Neue Kanons von Beethoven', in Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag Arnold Scherings, Berlin, 1937) this 3 bar long draft may have been part of a larger comical canon, the rest of which is however so badly faded that it has become indecipherable. The date of the draft is unknown. A minor mystery is posed by Hess, who claims 'Ich blase das Fagott' ('I play the bassoon') to be in G major, when it's clearly in C.
The draft has been worked out as 3 part round, and is predictably scored for 3 bassoons.