Dear Tessie! (Score & Parts)-WW5
Composer: Shaw, Lowell E.
Publisher: Hornists Nest
for woodwind quintet
by Lowell E. Shaw (b. 1930)- American composer and hornist
Dear Tessie! is a short, swing-oriented pieces for woodwind quintet and is meant primarily for use as an encore. It has been played on serious concerts as well as demonstration programs for schools. The title does not refer to an individual, but rather was an exclamation that came into use (and then faded quickly) about the time I first put the tune to paper. It started our as a piano sketch, later surfaced as a "chart" for big dance band, and then was put into this form when our quintet needed a closer.