Rumba (score & parts)-WW4
Composer: Allen, Chris
Publisher: Phylloscopus Publications (England)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon
by Chris Allen (b. 1954)-English composer
Rumba is a challenging and exciting piece for wind quartet. After a languorous opening section, the dance becomes vigorously energetic and requires its performers to adapt to frequent changes of time signature. It is a test of rhythmic security and accuracy, which, once mastered, provides an unusual and very attractive addition to the repertoire.