100+ More Woodwind Quintets

Rose Glow

New Additions to Brandt’s Woodwind Quintet Site

Includes Newly Published Works

When searching the web for new (or previously unlisted) woodwind quintets, you end up following informational threads that take you into unexpected places. In the past few days I discovered several works from Cayambis Music Press, a new (to me) publisher specializing in Latin American music, but based in Blacksburg, Virginia. This was followed by visits to the online catalogs for New Music USA, Juilcat (the online catalog for The Juilliard School), the OCLC WorldCat catalog, and Indiana University’s IUCat catalog.

Then a visit to the Dorian Wind Quintet’s website led to their long list of premieres, which included many twentieth-century works that, apparently, were never published. This led to various other composer websites and also the Imani Winds website, which featured several newer, urban-style quintets.

So, here are a set of new additions to the Quintet List (not necessarily new pieces, but many are). There are some exciting and / or intriguing works here – plenty for the quintet looking for some new repertoire. They join the over 9000 quintets and “quintet-friendly” works and arrangements already listed. The actual quintet pages need to be proofed and updated, one-by-one, so it might take a little while to incorporate all of these into the quintet list. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this update!

P.S. The incorporation of all 103 works into the list was completed on 8/27/2016. Feel free to browse the entire quintet list.

ORIGINAL QUINTETS

Agudelo, Victor

Cinco Palo$

Cali, Colombia: Universidad del Valle, 2015

Movements: Uno de cinco; Dos de cinco; Tres de cinco; Cuatro de cinco; Cinco de cinco. Duration: 12:00. Includes notes in Spanish.

Aho, Kalevi (1949- )

Bläserquintett Nr. 2 (2014)

Helsinki: Fennica Gehrman, 2015

Movements: I. Ruhig beginnend – bewegter; II. Sehr schnell, wild; III. Ruhig fliessend; IV. Lebhaft. Flute doubles on piccolo and alto flute; oboe doubles English horn, clarinet in A and B♭. Commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker for the Philharmonische Bläserquintett Berlin.

Beffa, Karol(1973- )

Five o’Clock (2016)

Paris: Gérard Billaudot Éditeur

Duration: 14:30. Commissioned by the Klarth Quintet, premiered June 14, 2015.

Rhapsody, Second Suite (arr. John L. Walker)

Cayambis Music Press, 2016 (www.cayambismusicpress.com/)

Duration: 24:00..

Beltrami, Edson(1965- )

Chronicles and Poems

Cayambis Music Press, 2016 (www.cayambismusicpress.com/)

Duration: 25:00.

Rag for double woodwind quintet

Cayambis Music Press, 2016 (www.cayambismusicpress.com/)

Duration: 4:00.

Bergenfeld, Nathan

The Dragon Fly Hunter (1970)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Beythien, Kurt (1897-1974)

Quintett in F Major, Op. 7 (1925)

Wernigerode: Robert Ostermeyer Musikedition, 2015

also private printing, Dresden

This work was originally created in 1925 for woodwind sextet, but later reworked for woodwind quintet in 1927 (having the oboist double on English horn). It was performed widely in the 1930s, but then seems to have faded away (possibly being out of print).

Bichsel, Michel

Irrationelles (1975)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Biondi, Michael

Nonet for Wind Quintet and String Quartet (1985)

See http://library.newmusicusa.org/

Duration: 9:15.

Black, James (1990- )

At night, walking shoes full of blood on the door (or, steam heating a room full of opium) (2015)

Kobenhavn: Edition-S, 2015

Duration:10:00. Flute doubles on piccolo. Mr. Black wins the award for the ickiest title in our quintet list!

Boesch, Rainer(1938-2014)

Espaces 2 (1979)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Borden, David(1938- )

Three Pieces for Woodwind Quintet (1961)

Performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet in 1961 at Tanglewood Music Center.

Bramble, Zachary J.

Bagatelles for Bugs (2014)

Louisville: Potenza Music, 2015

I. March of the chromatic ants; II. Cricket steps; III. A little green bug. See also http://zacharymusicismylife.wix.com/zjbcomposer .

Braun, Peter Michael (1936- )

Die Lebensinsel (2009-2010)

Mainz: Astoria Verlag, 2013

1 movement. Duration: 10:00. Performance notes in German. Premiered by the Tibia Wind Quintet in Sippersfeld, March 2012. The music was inspired by a painting of Arnold Böcklin, as well as poems by Friedrich Rückert and Lord Byron. The music begins with a free and unmetered introduction, before moving to the main Allegretto. Of advanced difficulty.

Bruun, Peter

World-Mothering Air

Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 2015

Duration:13:00. Score includes poem that inspired the title of this work by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889). See text at http://www.bartleby.com/122/37.html .

Cavazzoni, Girolamo(ca. 1525-1577)

Canzon

Duration: 1:30. Recorded by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Childs, Billy(1957- )

Fugue in Perpetual Motion in B♭ Major (1999)

Commissioned by the Dorian Wind Quintet

Anniversary Variation

A variation based on a theme of Anton Reicha, written for the Dorian Quintet’s 40th anniversary. Part of a collaborative series by various composers, including Richard Rodney Bennett, Lee Hoiby, Billy Childs, George Perle and Bruce Adolphe.

Coleman, Valerie (1970- )

Red Clay and Mississippi Delta (2009)

Subtitled, “Scherzo for wind quintet”. Duration: 5:25. See the Imani Winds’ video of a live performance with the composer on flute.

For those not familiar with U.S. geography, the title is a reference to the Southern Mississippi River region (parts of Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi), the deepest of the Deep South and the heart of the Blues tradition. The work features impressive solos for clarinet and bassoon and will have players snapping their fingers (they’re supposed to). [Andrew Brandt]

“speech, and canzone” (2002) for woodwind quintet and mp4

Duration: 12:00. .

Suite: Portraits of Josephine (2006)

4 movements. Based on jazz vocals of Josephine Baker. Recorded by the Imani Winds in “Life of le jazz hot!”

Suite: Portraits of Josephine (2006) ballet

The full 45-minute work is a “Ballet in 8 Movements” for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon/soprano sax, horn, kit and percussion.

Concerto for Wind Quintet

Although titled a concerto, it’s for woodwind quintet alone, but features each of the instruments virtuosically. Duration: 15:35. Recorded by the Imani Winds, listen on YouTube: Afro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkqD2YLpjtY . Danza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4gMX9lja68 . Vocalise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TffcNbq_FgI . Contact the composer on her site or the Imani Winds website, to see if the parts are available for sale.

Listening to the online versions on YouTube (and not on the Imani Winds album, the classical underground), it’s unclear of the exact order of the movements. But Afro and Danza definitely should be the high energy outer movements and the Vocalise the inner, more contemplative movement. And when I say “high energy”, I’m talkin’ launching a rocket into deep space explosive energy. Listen and decide for yourself. Recommended for the hip, professional quintet. [Andrew Brandt]

Tzigane (2011)

Duration: 9:00.

Ms. Coleman has several other works (already included in our quintet list) and also a number of arrangements published by International Opus as well as others available on her website, http://www.vcolemanmusic.com/ . See for a complete list.

Comman, Robert

Variations with Flourishes & Final Excursion (1979)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet, 1979 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dodgson, Stephen (1924-2013)

Diversions

Newport, South Wales: Cadenza Music, 2015?

Reveille; Nightfall; Ding dong bell; Far away and long ago; Envoi.

Downing, Joseph(1955- )

Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestral Winds (1988)

Movements: I. When Voices are Confusing; II. Dances for the Supper of the Great God; III. Advent Variations. Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Dreyfus, George (1928- )

The Song of Brother Sun (2015) for woodwind quintet and SSAA treble voices

Niedernhausen: Edition Kemel, 2016

1 movement. Based on an English translation of text by St. Francis of Assisi.

D’Rivera, Paquito (1948-)

Kites over Havana

Written as a remembrance by Paquito D’Rivera of flying kites over Havana, there appear to be different versions of this work. A WNYC Soundcheck video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRoFyWXK6vI , shows the Imani Winds playing the work, as a normal woodwind quintet, in the radio studio. However, the Imani Winds’ recording is billed as being performed with D’Rivera on clarinet and Alex Brown on piano. (If you search YouTube, you will also find a version for piano and sax quartet.) No word on whether or when the work will be published for quintet.

Echave, Federico

Ten Pieces for flute, alto flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (2004)

Cayambis Music Press, 2016 (www.cayambismusicpress.com/)

Duration: 9:00.

“This work is based on the use of five notes, D, E, F, A and B, that are distributed amongst the five instruments. As the work develops ever more larger leaps are used as well as increasing chromaticism. In addition, the composer integrates displaced loops and extended techniques, such as aeolian sound, singing while playing, key slaps and breathing noises.”

Glowing Lily, by Andrew Brandt, http://www.woodwind5.com/

Epstein, Douglas

Commitments (1974)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet in 1975.

Etler, Alvin Derald (1913-1973)

Concerto for Violin and Wind Quintet (1958)

New York: G. Schirmer

For flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and violin. Duration: 20:00.

Faberman, Harold(1929- )

Quintessence

Duration: 7:20. Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet in 1965.

Friedman, Gary (1934- )

Fugue on Rhythmic Oboe Trio (for woodwind quintet, 2016)

Published by the composer, see http://www.garyfriedmanmusic.net/

Duration: 3:00. Flute doubles on piccolo.

According to the composer, “This fugue [is] based on themes from the 11th of my Three Happy Oboists, Eleven Sketches for Oboe, Oboe D’amore, and English Horn or Two Oboes and English Horn.”

Glass, Paul(1934- )

Woodwind Quintet

Available from Christlieb Products, http://www.christliebproducts.com/Founder%20Logo%20Music.html

Variations (1949)

This may be the same work as the Woodwind Quintet listed above.

Bläserquintett II (Woodwind Quintet No. 2) (1971)

Goldenthal, Elliot(1954- )

Jabberwocky (1981) for Bass-Baritone (voice), oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon

Based on the poem “Jabberwocky” of Lewis Carrol from Through the Looking Glass. Premiered by John Ostendorf and members of the Dorian Wind Quintet at Carnegie Hall on May 10, 1982. It has been recorded, but I find no info on ordering the music on the composer’s website: http://elliotgoldenthal.com/.

Gros, Axel

QuS (1975)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Electrophony (1975)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Groslot, Robert (1951- )

Hibernaculum (2015)

Antwerpen: Groslot Music Editions

See also http://robertgroslot.eu/ Duration:15:00.

Carl Pieper, hornist

Hime, Francis(1939- )

Joanna

Available from Christlieb Products, http://www.christliebproducts.com/Founder%20Logo%20Music.html

Brazilian composer, noted more for popular albums and film scores.

Hoffman, Larry

Woodwind Quintet No. 1 (2004)

Three movements. 17:40.. Recorded by the Kallima Wind Quintet. See the composer’s website at https://www.larryhoffmanmusic.com/ for contact info.

Woodwind Quintet No. 2 “The Blues” (2012)

Old-Timey Music: Fantasia for Woodwind Quintet (2014)

Holloway-Nahum, Aaron (1983- )

How to Avoid Huge Ships (2013) for flute, clarinet, English horn, bassoon and horn

Chipping Norton: Composers Edition, 2016?

A video introduction to the work and a full online score, plus a recording are available on the composer’s website. Premiered by the Atea Quintet as part of the second New Dots concert.

Although the composer doesn’t state it, the title comes from a real textbook for mariners. The book’s appearance on Amazon.com, however, led to a series of hilarious mock reviews which became a web legend. The quintet composition, from a quick listening, appears to be quite serious, though, and a very attractive if difficult work. Appropriate for a professional-level quintet. [Andrew Brandt]

The Dialect of Lunatic Hurricanes (2014)

For alto flute doubling piccolo, English horn, bass clarinet, horn and bassoon. Commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia for their Opus2014 Competition.

The title appears to be based on a poem, “Dialect of Hurricanes”. A translation is available on the Poetry Translation Centre. It seems the composer enjoys obscure literary references in his titles. [Andrew Brandt]

Hosokawa, Toshio (1955- )

Ancient Voices: in memory of Wolfgang Schulz

Tokyo: Schott, 2016

Ilori, Solomon(1934- )

Epo Mbe Ewa Mbe (1964)

Written for the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Jenkins, Ian

Wind Quintet No. 1

Valencia, Cal.: California Institute of the Arts, School of Music, 2015

Part of a dissertation for the Master of Fine Arts degree.

Karlsson, Finnur N.

Two Movements for Wind Quintet (2014)

Iceland Music Information Centre, 2016

I. As One; II. Homage. See Karlsson’s website.

According to the composer, “The first movement, As one, is a textural study that explores the different capabilities of the wind quintet. The second movement is a homage to the Icelandic composer Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, which had recently passed away when the piece was being written. It is built on one of Þorkell’s (or Thorkell’s) most famous compositions, a hymn called ‘Heyr himna smiõ.’” (Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson also wrote several quintets included in this list.)

Mirrors (2010)

Kessler, Ralph

Row 3 Minus 1

Available from Christlieb Products, http://www.christliebproducts.com/Founder%20Logo%20Music.html

Kessler was also a noted TV and commercial composer.

Kay, Arthur(1881-1969)

Woodwind Quintet

Available from Christlieb Products, http://www.christliebproducts.com/Founder%20Logo%20Music.html

A student of Humperdink, he became a pioneer in film music scoring.

Lansky, Paul

The Long and Short of It (2014-15)

Library of Congress, Carolyn Royall Just Fund

Prelude; Braided Counterpoint; Interlude I; The Joy of B♭ Minor; Interlude II; Long Short; Interlude III; LaDiDaDiDaDa DiDaDaDiDa DiDa; Postlude. Duration: 25:00. Commissioned by the Library of Congress’s Carolyn Royall Just Fund and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The release includes a CD-ROM with the score in PDF and Sibelius formats.

Lewis, John(1920-2001)

Portraits (1979)

Sarasota, FL: Trillenium Music

John Lewis was pianist for the Modern Jazz Quartet. “These pieces were composed at the request of Don Stewart, for the Boehm Quintette.”

Matchett, Steve

Wind Quintet No. 1 (2008)

Houston, TX: Gulf Wind Music Press.

I. Prelude and Interactions; II. Reminiscences; III. Rondo. Duration: 23:15. Written for the Scirocco Winds. See http://www.gulfwindmusic.com/windquintet1.html . See recording at New Music USA.

Meier, Roger

“Du Bout des Bois au Bout des Levres” (1979)

Performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Molnar-Suhajda, Alexandra

Three Nature Walks (2015)

Seattle, WA: Alry Publications, 2015

I. Autumn woods; II. Winter moonlight; III. Cherry blossom path. Commissioned by the Patagonia Winds Woodwind Quintet.

Moon, Beata(1969- )

Wind Quintet (2004)

See http://library.newmusicusa.org/

Duration: 11:00. Written for the Beata Moon Ensemble. Contact info on her website: http://www.beatamoon.com/ .

Moran, Jason(1975- )

Cane (2008)

Written for the Imani Winds and recorded by them on their 2010 album, Terra Incognita, Cane is about Marie Thérèse Metoyer (African name: Coincoin) (1742-1816), a slave (later freed), planter and businesswoman, and Moran’s subsequent family history in the Cane River area of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

Núñez, Federico

Indeferencias

Cayambis Music Press, 2016 (www.cayambismusicpress.com/)

Duration: 23:00. The work is designed as a spatial performance piece with the players scattered around the audience. Performers are encouraged to move around the audience.

Nicholson, Gordon

Impression III

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet. It’s not clear if this is Canadian composer, G. Gordon Nicholson or a different Gordon Nicholson.

Palmieri, Dante

Lotmarii (2012)

Duration: 7:00. Bassoon doubles on contrabassoon.

Pourfarrokh, Massoud

Colors (1975)

Premiered by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Riley, John

Suite for Woodwind Quintet (1957)

Performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet in 1971.

Schickele, Peter (1935- )

A Walk at Briones (1988-90)

Performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet but not, apparently, published.

Schuler, Craig

Vista – Rhapsody of Joy for Woodwind Quintet and Vibraphone (1979)

Performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet. Apparently never published.

Schwartz, Marvin

Threes and Twos for Three (1971)

Performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Shuken, Leo(1906-1976)

Adagio for Woodwind Quintet

Available from Christlieb Products http://www.christliebproducts.com/Founder%20Logo%20Music.html

Shuken was also a famous film composer.

Scott, James (1886-1938)

Startin’ Sumthin”

Commissioned by Monmouth Winds in 2012. Contact the composer on his website, http://www.musicbyjeffscott.com/ . Listen to the Imani Winds’ recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf1uDI-zWnA&list=PLUSRfoOcUe4a2JmnE32V5ae9nioF1gXeN . Duration: 4:45.

For the technically adept and rhythmically secure quintet, with a jazzy, urban feel. Could be good for making a hip statement as a concert opener or as a crowd-pleasing encore. [Andrew Brandt]

also:

Baile Si Quiere! for woodwind quintet and symphonic band

Commissioned by The Band of the US Army Reserve. See an excerpt on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoJfBL0u0KY .Contact the composer on his website, http://www.musicbyjeffscott.com/ .

From the YouTube excerpt, this work has the feel of a Latin Big Band more than the usual concerto of quintet and band. Not to every woodwind quintet’s taste, but I imagine it would definitely be a crowd-pleaser at a band concert if the ensemble and director were experienced in Latin music. [Andrew Brandt]

Sierra, Roberto (1953- )

Concierto de Càmara for woodwind quintet and string quartet

Duration: 18:00. See the composer’s website: http://www.robertosierra.com/ .

Skrzypczak, Bettina

In un Soffio (2003)

Munchen: Ricordi, 2015?

Duration: 17:00. Includes explanation of signs, in German.

Stine, Robert

Allegretto (2009)

See http://library.newmusicusa.org/

Duration: 6:40. Listed as the “first of three little pieces for wind quintet.” Listing gives length of the work as 6 hours and 40 seconds, probably a typo.

Thomas, Augusta Read(1964- )

Avian Escapades (2016)

Wyasone Leys, Monmouth, UK: Nimbus Music Publishing, 2016

Duration: 12:00. Avian Escapades is a re-orchestration of her Avian Capriccio for brass quintet. See also her website: http://www.augustareadthomas.com/ .

Townsend, Douglas (1921-2012)

Let’s Away with Study (1958) for woodwind quintet and women’s chorus

Published by the composer. Unclear how to order posthumously.

Based on a translation of a 16th century secular song for monks (not bawdy). For quintet and chorus SSAA (with or without solo voices).

Twerski, Michel (Rabbi)

Rom’mu (by Twerski) and nigun, Sherilah (traditional)(arr. Edward Benyas)

Richmong, Virginia: International Opus

Duration: 6:00.

Verdié, Adriana (Adriana Verdié de Vas-Romero)(1958- )

Tangoescente

Cayambis Music Press, 2016 (www.cayambismusicpress.com/)

Duration: 5:30. “This wind quintet is a recently composed re-imagination of the tango in which the composer uses stopped tones and other effects in order to imitate the sounds of the typical tango ensemble.”

Viitasaari, Jukka

Bothnian Rhapsody

Evansville, IN: Potenza Music Publishing, 2016

1 movement. Originally composed for band, and commissioned by the Pohjanmaa (Bothnian) Military Band of the Finnish Armed Forces for their 50th anniversary. This version for standard wind quintet was prepared for the Calico Winds.

Willey, James(1939- )

Variations (1968)

Written for and performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Worthington, Rain

Tangents (for wind or brass quintet (2010)

Duration: 8:00. See her website: https://rainworthington.com/ .

Žuraj, Vito

Moonballs for woodwind quintet and ensemble

Ljubljana: Edicije DSS, 2015

For woodwind quintet plus an ensemble of trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass.

ARRANGEMENTS

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

“Adagio” from the Pathetique Sonata (from movement II, No. 8, Op. 13) (arr. Gregory Yasinitsky)

Delevan, NY: Kendor Music, 2016

Duration: 3:00. Includes an extra bass clarinet part in lieu of bassoon.

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Capriccio by Johannes Brahms, Op. 76, No. 2(arr. Steve Cohen)

See Steve Cohen’s website.

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

Danse “Tarantelle Styrienne” (arr. Steve Cohen)

See Steve Cohen’s website.

Deux Arabesques by Claude Debussy (arr. Steve Cohen)

See Steve Cohen’s website.

Lamb, Joseph Francis (1887-1960)

Champagne Rag (arr. Steve Cohen)

See Steve Cohen’s website.

Ragtime Nightingale by J. Lamb (arr. Steve Cohen)

See Steve Cohen’s website.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix (1809-1847)

“Spinning Song” from Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4) (arr. Thomas Bourgault)

Delevan, NY: Kendor Music, 2015

Duration: 2:00. Includes an alternate bass clarinet part in lieu of bassoon.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadée (1756-1791)

Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F Minor, K. 608 (1791) (arr. William Purvis)

San Antonio: Southern Music Co., 2015

Mussorgsky, Modeste

Tableaux d’une Exposition, Souvenir de Victor Hartmann (Pictures at an Exhibition, A Remembrance of Viktor Hartman)(arr. Joachim Linckelmann)

Bärenreiter Verlag

An arrangement of the complete piano work, including several versions of the promenade. Oddly, the Bärenreiter online catalog lists this only under the title “A Remembrance of Viktor Hartman” in its English catalog.

Piazzolla, Astor (1921-1992)
arrangements

Contrabajissimo (arr. Jeff Scott)

See Jeff Scott’s website for contact info: http://www.musicbyjeffscott.com/?page_id=354

Escualo (arr. Jeff Scott)

See Jeff Scott’s website for contact info: http://www.musicbyjeffscott.com/?page_id=354

Fuga e Misterio(arr. Jeff Scott)

See Jeff Scott’s website for contact info: http://www.musicbyjeffscott.com/?page_id=354 . These three works are new additions to an ever-growing list of arrangements of Astor Piazzola’s works in our list. See also, especially, Jeff Scott’s arrangement of Libertango and the Imani Winds video of the work.

Porter, Cole (1891-1964)

Love Songs Without Words(arr. Smit)

Performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet

Waldteufel, Emil(1837-1915)

Les Patineurs (The Skater’s Waltz) Walzer für Bläserquintett (arr. Simon Scheiwiller)

Adliswil, Switzerland: Edition Kunzelmann, 2016

Joseph Eller, English hornist

Winds and Keyboard

Carrick, Richard

Sub-merge (2012) for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano

New York: Project Schott New York, 2013

2 movements. Composed for the D74 Wind Quartet. Duration: 8:00.

According to the composer: “The music creates the feeling of sounds being underwater. There is heavy use of quartertones throughout. Of advanced difficulty.”

Childs, Billy(1957- )

A Day in the Forest of Dreams (1997) for woodwind quintet and piano

Written for the Dorian Wind Quintet and premiered by them on Sept., 1997 and recorded in 1998.

Iyer, Vijay

Bruits for woodwind quintet and piano

New York: Schott Music, 2016

“Written for Imani Winds and [pianist] Cory Smythe; Dedicated to the eventual repeal of the Shoot First laws across the United States; Commissioned by The Greenfield Prize at the Hermiage Artist Retreat, Englewood, Florida in 2012.”

Locklair, Dan (1949- )

Initial Memories, a Divertimento for Organ & Wind Quintet

Verona, NJ: Subito Music Publishing, 2014

Duration: 17:00.

Moran, Jason(1975- )

Jump Cut Rose for woodwind quintet and piano

Written for the Imani Winds and premiered by them with Moran (a noted jazz pianist) at the piano in 2014. The title refers to a film editing technique of quick cuts between unrelated scenes. The composition includes improvisation on the piano between sections with the quintet. See review by Brett Campbell, https://www.sfcv.org/article/imani-winds-and-jason-moran-minimally-inspired-major-imprint .

Finally, New News from an Old Publication

There is a new version of the famous Andraud 22 Woodwind Quintets, now edited by Charles Neidich, which now includes a 186-page score to go along with the five books. It is still published by Southern Music.

If you are an owner of the 22 Woodwind Quintets in the earlier editions, you can still find many of the scores ready for downloading, since most are already in the public domain. Check the International Music Score Library Project.

Yellow Rose, Neon Glow

Image Credits

The two Yellow Rose photos and the Glowing Lilly image are by the author, Andrew Brandt, processed with Photoshop and Topaz Labs’ Glow software. Copyright ©2016 Andrew Brandt.

Musician images are from How to Listen to Music by
Henry Edward Krehbiel, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1897. Musicians are Carl Pieper, hornist and Joseph Eller, English horn.