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- composer: Russell Denwood
- instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, Bassoon, Piano
- skill-level: Intermediate-Advanced
The idea to write this piece was suggested by a friend who was a producer for a TV/film company. Three minutes was the TV time limit for the title sequence in those days (somewhat longer now). The drama was a fast-moving mystery, with a jazz undertone to the story. Initially it was written for 3 saxes and piano, but eventually ended up in larger arrangements, one of the best of which I think is this wind quintet and piano version. The piece was sadly not taken up by the film company who had moved on to other things by the time I had written it, but it was an enjoyable challenge all the same! Film/TV music is a demanding art form, with precision needed in timing and appropriate thematic content, as well as the ability by the composer to work very quickly under pressure! A sharp lesson to be learnt by “rookie” would-be media composers!