Contretemps (Score & Parts)-WW4
Composer: Grey, Geoffrey
Publisher: Nova (England)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon
by Geoffrey Grey (b. 1934)- British composer
This is really a concertante for four solo instruments, who each double as part of a miniature orchestral tutti when they are not engaged in a solo passage. Each player has a short cadenza. The jazz-like elements in particular should be played in their appropriate style. A single styled approach to the piece would rob it of its argument, as the juxtaposition of the various classical, swing, pop, and dramatic material is the mainspring of the work.