Quartet for Winds -
i. Contrappunto - [ 7 pages, circa 2' 00" ]
After an opening riot of half-step runs and trills, the counterpoint opens
with the subject in the oboe. This subject appears in the expected dominant
relationship first in the flute, and thence later in other guises to include
parallel fifths and canon-like episodes.
ii. Cantabile - [ 4 pages, circa 3' 05" ]
The song-like ornamentations are sung out in canon at the measure, first
between one set of voices, followed by a slower solo for oboe, and then in
other combinations, with the flute taking up the cantabile for a
iii. Adagio leggiero - [ 2 pages, circa 2' 50" ]
The texture of this adagio is made of separate notes for each
instrument, the whole coming from the interplay between them as the seconds
clash in light dissonance towards varying resolutions.
iv. Capriccio - [ 6 pages, circa 2' 35" ]
The romp for the last movement is one of seven chords and falling half-step
releases, followed by a pop-like theme with syncopations and widely spaced
voicing in the top voices against the triplet movement in the bassoon.
Total duration of full score, 19 pages, circa 10' 30" ]
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Quartet for Winds is available as a free PDF download, though any major
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Quartet for Winds