SIX SHORT STORIES FOR WOODWIND QUINTET

for woodwind quintet

Duration:

12 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

flute / piccolo, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon

Year Composed:  

1996

Premiere Performance:

11 May, 1997                                   
Boston, MA, USA

NEC Honors Woodwind Quintet                  
Stephanie Mortimore, flute/piccolo      
Izumi Nishizawa, oboe                      
Michelle Montone, clarinet                 
Minako Taguchi, bassoon
Daniel Shaud, horn

Professional Premiere Performance: 

13 April, 1998
Normal, IL, USA
Sonneris Woodwind Quintet
Kim Risinger, flute/piccolo
Judith Dicker, oboe 
Aris Chavez, clarinet
Michael Dicker, bassoon
Joe Neisler, horn

Movements:

1. The Meeting
2. Native Dance
3. Air
4. Fire Dance
5. Longing (Sinking and Floating Memory)
6. 1+1=11 (Introduction and Fughetta)

Program Notes:

The woodwind quintet is one of my favorite mediums: the individual personality of each musical instrument on one hand, and the homogeneity that can skilfully be achieved on the other hand, stimulated my imagination for a long time. The titles of the movements represent my own plot thoughts and associations behind each story:  The First is a meeting of five friends willing to play together while one of them is being considerably late. The second is my association to a native ceremonial dance. The third, reminds me of a light breeze on a lazy summer night, while sitting on front of the porch. The fourth describes a person gazing at the fire flames, controlled like a marionette by the wind. The fifth is a sinking / floating memory, and last, a discussion about “how a fugue should sound.” Nevertheless, this is only my view of the music. I would like to invite the listeners to find their own association, and create their individual stories.

 
 
 

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Lior Navok, composer | contemporary music composer | new music composer