Courtly Dances (Double Reed version)
  • Courtly Dances (Double Reed version)
  • Courtly Dances (Double Reed version)
  • Courtly Dances (Double Reed version)
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Basically it is a set of three dances loosely described as Allemande, Courante and Jygg. Orchestration is for wind quintet Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F and Bassoon.

The style of the first one is marcato, with a touch of irony! The bassoon leads with an Alberti pattern followed by the first melodic idea stated on the horn. This motif is eventually taken up by all the instruments. The melody then morphs into a lovely little B-section melody on the flute with an oboe obbligato before the DS. Surprisingly simple, but 3 mins long.

Movement 2 plays on the meaning of courante (running). It's in 3, as courantes were. Each instrument has an important role in keeping the music flowing - even the bassoon and horn. The middle section has a mournful bassoon melody with weaving contrapuntal lines from all the others. There's a bridge into the DS and the first section is repeated, leading eventually to the short coda.

Movement 3 is the hardest movement. It's in 9/8 with lots of dynamism. It also has a few modern touches. After the short (2 bars) 12/8 section, there is a Berlioz-esque dance of the witches type of fever about the music. Then DS to fine

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Where The Animals Live
  • Where The Animals Live
  • Where The Animals Live
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Where do animals live? Close your eyes and isten as these three works take you through land, air, and water for the answer! Written for a traditional wind ensemble, but with a fresh update to the classical style. There's something for every instrument to do in this fun work for adult and young performers!

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Pram Jam
  • Pram Jam
  • Pram Jam
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Pram Jam is a lighthearted interweaving of nursery rhymes. I wrote it to reflect children at play, each group of kids fanning out doing a different activity and then coming together in the end, taunting each other a bit.

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