Wind Quintet

Wind Quintet


Click the links below to hear each movement.

1st movement
2nd movement
3rd movement
4th movement

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This wind quintet is an elaborate reworking of four songs from Stuff and Nonsense (Op.14), dating from 1992. Humour pervades, in all its guises – from irony to parody, from sarcasm to mock banality! The work is essentially tonal, with elements of jazz and ‘wrong-note’ harmony to emphasise the humour, and it pays homage to the sardonic side of Malcolm Arnold, exponent par excellence of the lighter side of music. Each movement is structured as a series of variations, the themes and harmony being constantly reworked on each presentation.

1. Allegro ritmico

2. Allegro risoluto

3. Mesto e con parodio

4. Vivace burlesco

Duration: 9 minutes

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