If you have 3 minutes
to spare, we urge you to listen to the second
movement, the Quodlibet,
of this exciting new quintet. Audiences laugh out
loud when it is performed - perhaps you, too, will
find it amusing. This
movement makes an excellent encore piece. And young
audiences are also
quick to appreciate the fun.
The Aria movement is warm and lyrical.
A chorale in the low winds begins.
The chorale is then repeated, with a lyrical oboe melody
singing above. The
chorale repeats yet again, this time decorated with
a lovely melismatic flute
solo. A dramatic climax (with a brief tip-of-the-hat
to Mahler) is reached,
before the bassoon brings the music to a calm closing.
and Quodlibet was performed
by the Del'Arte Woodwind Quintet
at the 2006 International Double Reed Society (IDRS)