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Three Interludes for Wind Quintet
First Edition
flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Catalogue Number: HV007
Duration: approx. 11 minutes
Score and parts: £15.00
Skill level (A-E): E
1. Song (Andante espress.)
2. Dance (Vivo)
3. Waltz

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"This music flowed from a romance which blossomed between myself and my young wife-to-be. Together with three student friends we had formed a wind quintet who gave the first performance at the Southampton Library & Art Gallery in the summer of 1970. Graham Sheen (our bassoonist) went on to become principal bassoon with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He also formed the London Wind Quintet who, in 1975, performed these "Three Interludes" at the Purcell Rooms (on London's South Bank) and broadcast them on a BBC Radio 3 programme. At the time of writing such 'tonal' music was deemed 'backward-looking' and almost 'decadent'. Fortunately, in these more enlightened times, melody and sincerely expressed emotion are back on the musical agenda. Suffice to say we are both thrilled to see these "Interludes" in print albeit 30 years after that romantic first performance."John Frith
What people say ...
"Work is challenging, contemporary, tuneful, accessible."TrevCo-Varner Music
"It's good to see the Three Interludes for Wind Quintet in print at last. I was privileged to have played in the première, and early broadcasts of this lovely work. Each movement has an exuberance that is hard to resist. Although a youthful work, it has a vibrancy and clarity that still seem fresh. It is beautifully written for the instruments, and the colours and textures in this somewhat diverse medium are brilliantly realised."Graham Sheen
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