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"Streich" Quartet for Wind Quintet (Score & Parts)-WW5

Composer: Pirchner, Werner

Publisher: Doblinger (Austria)

Edition: 6473


"Streich" Quartet for Wind Quintet PWV15
Variations on a Tyrolean Slave Song
for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon
by  Werner Pirchner (1940-2001)- Austrian composer and jazz musician
I. I Mag
II. Nit Kuah-Hiatn
III. I Mag Nit
IV. Sau-Hiatn
V. Vom Davon-Reit'n
VI. Ich Weiss Nicht, Soll's Was Bedeuten
VII. Ja!
From the composer:
In 1975, I was asked by the composer, graphic artist, film maker, and radio writer Bert Breit to do the music for a film about Tyrol which he was making with Otto Grenmandl. After the appearance of the LP "Half a Double Album" and the short film "Decline of the Alpine Country" I wanted to cencern myself with more positive aspects of our tradition and wrote variations on a slave song whose dialect text translates roughly as follows: "I don't want to look after a cow. I don't want to look after a pig. But I'd love to look after a horse. I could climb on. I could ride away. I could lead the life of a lord."
In the early 1980s I set the little piece for wind quintet and composed three more brief movements, one of them in memory of Heinrich Heine. The first performance took place on October 22nd, 1984 in the Schubert Hall of Vienna's Konzerthaus in the first concert of the series "die neue reihe". Perhaps my father, who was a waggoner, would have liked the music. A picture of him appears on the cover of the score.