Arrangement for: Woodwind Quartet
Inspired by a break to the East Coast and written whilst staying at a cottage in Sandsend. The tranquillity of Sandsend, much quieter than its neighbours, led to this little suite of pieces. The first is marked ‘dreamy’ and is full of interest in all instrumental parts which should make it fun to play. The bustling port of Whitby, by comparison, is illustrated in a little piece of immense activity and needs careful attention to speed to make sure that the semi quaver configuration is clear. The middle piece in the set – ‘Saltburn Sands’ is more sedate; the Victorian and very laid back air of this resort is captured in the lilting rhythm. Ideal as a concert set, or as separate teaching material, these pieces were fun to write and should hopefully be fun to play! Instrumention: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon.
This popular Woodwind Quartet recently received an honourable mention in the NFA's newly published music competition in the mixed ensembles category.
East Coast Pictures Suite