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Five Scenes : for wind quintet

by Ian Whitney (2017)

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Performance by Arcadia Winds from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.

Library shelf no. CD 3141 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Five Scenes is a series of interconnected narrative vignettes. The odd numbered scenes play with musical tropes - the first scene takes on the character of a slightly wonky moto perpetuo; in the third, Classical evocations of hunting music have shifting alliances and allegiances between instruments as they form a murderous pack to eventually destroy the brassy interloper. Interspersed, the two even numbered scenes carry a more abstract narrative explored first in a duo, then in a trio. Finally, the fifth and final scene is musical tourism - my interpretation in Sydney of American prairie music in the style of 'Spanish' music written in Paris or, earlier, 'Turkish' music written in Vienna.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, horn in F, bassoon.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Moto perpetuo -- II. Duet -- III. Canzone da caccia -- IV. Trio -- V. Le voyage americain.

First performance: by Arcadia Winds — 30 Oct 18. Melbourne Recital Centre

The five movements can be played as a continuous work or independently.

Performances of this work

22 Nov 19: Huntington Festival NSW. Featuring Arcadia Winds.

19 May 19: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne. Featuring Arcadia Winds.

30 Oct 18: Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring Arcadia Winds.

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