Six Pieces for Woodwind Quintet

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Six Pieces for Woodwind Quintet:

Six epigrammatic essays in a very challenging medium.

 

The challenge? How to achieve a full sonority in an ensemble of five disparate instruments.

 

The solution? Careful use of unison and octave doubling to create fullness and resonance.

1. Jump and Leap

 

Although there is no discernible melody, it tells its curious story convincingly

 

2. A Strange Meeting


Mozart goes to the movies

 

3. Persistence

 

Original title: Frustration

 

4. Java Booboo

 

Pentatonic patterns — with a playful taunt at the end

 

5. Chocolate Fingers

 

Takes its title from a line in Genesis (the band, not the book)

 

6. Leaning Down

 

A hoedown in classical pajamas

First performance: Popper Theater in Schoenberg Hall on the campus of University of California Los Angeles

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