Airs and graces
Ten short pieces for wind quintet [for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon]

Composition Date: 1995
Revision Date: 1995
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Quintet (Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Horn / Bassoon)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
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Programme Note:
These ten (very) short pieces were written in Australia in 1995 especially for the Aeolian Quintet shortly after I finished a commission for them to "translate" Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade for Wind Quintet and (the Penderecki) String Quartet. The first movement, marked Alla Marcia is almost like a march except for some 5/4 and 3/8 bars and acts like an overture. The second, Con allegrezza is a care-free waltz featuring the clarinet. The third, Adagietto, is a sad flute solo, and the fourth highlights the bassoon with a happy tune. Movement five has a "3 3 2" (rhumba) accompaniment over which the horn sings a plaintive tune. Then comes a movement marked Lugubre with clarinet and bassoon providing a plodding accompaniment to rather futile fanfares. The Scherzando shows off some of flute's capabilities and contains two short cadenzas. No. 8 is a happy tune shared between the oboe, flute and horn, with clarinet and bassoon providing accompaniment. Affetuoso is a contemplative oboe solo with respectful accompaniment. The last piece pretends to be a fugue.

Credits: Clifford Crawley
Creator: Clifford Crawley
Subject: Airs & Graces
Date Created: 2009

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 5151 C911ai
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Quintet (Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Horn / Bassoon)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 3, 1997
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([2], 24 p.) ;
    26 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 53
    5 parts ([53] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For woodwind quintet.
    Ms (photocopy); master copy of score in CMC Toronto.
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