pensare
for wind quintet (for horn, flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon)

Composition Date: 2005
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Quintets

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:
This piece was originally composed with the acoustics of the Vancouver Art Gallery Rotunda in mind. It is quite a reverberant space, with a curiously high level of low frequency noise (perhaps the shape of the rotunda serves to draw in and amplify the sounds occurring throughout the building). There are many instances in which the instruments are intended to "chase" their own decay, creating a sort of continuity of sound not obvious in the written score. The performers are therefore asked to pay as much attention to the reverberation in the space as possible during the performance. And it goes without saying that subsequent performances are best programmed in "lively" acoustic spaces (though a similar, and quite interesting effect could be achieved in a dry space using amplification and digital or "sampled" reverb).

Premiere Information:
07/03/2006, Vancouver Art Gallery - Rotunda, Vancouver; Ad Mare Wind Quintet, presented by Red Shift Music Society and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 5152 M46pe
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Quintets
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 2, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ((2), 26 p.) ; 22 x 28 cm.
    28 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Wind quintet
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