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The Wildflower Quintet - OB/CL/BSCL/SAX/BSN

Composer: Brandon, Jenni

Publisher: Jenni Brandon

Edition: 70865


The Wildflower Quintet
for reed quintet: oboe/EH, clarinet, sop/alto sax, bass clarinet and bassoon
by Jenni Brandon (b. 1977) - American composer
1. Wildflowers
2. Wild Rose & Butterly
3. The Hummingbird
4. Indian Paintbrush
5. Summer Garden

A great new edition to this repertoire. Beautiful editions by the composer.

The five movements of The Wildflower Quintet for Reed Quintet (Oboe/English horn, Clarinet, Soprano/Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon) are based on the imagery from several poems by Bette Woolsey Castro, a friend of Lady Bird Johnson who founded the Wildflower Center in Texas.  This work, as The Wildflower Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano, was commissioned by the College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin to honor the life and environmental work of Lady Bird Johnson.

In this newly re-imagined version for Reed Quintet that was commissioned, recorded, and premiered by the Kalliope Quintet, the colors of the quintet add additional voices to the many wildflowers in Texas and across the United States. These instruments help to paint a broad picture of colors, shapes, and majesty of the flowers, and continue to honor the legacy and work of Mrs. Johnson.

I. Wildflowers
II. Wild Rose and Butterfly
III. The Hummingbird
IV. Indian Paintbrush
V. Summer Garden