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Three Pieces for Ten Winds (score & parts) - 2FL/2OB/2CL/2BSN/2HN

Composer: Steinmetz, John

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 3909 - 68859


Three Pieces for Ten Winds
for double wind quintet: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons

by John Steinmetz (b.1951) - American composer, bassoonist, writer, satirist, speaker

I. What the Birds Said

II. Visions

III. Dance

From the composer:

Three Pieces lasts about 17 minutes. The second movement runs directly into the third. There's no story or program, but I had lots of different things in mind: sounds, moods, energy patterns, and especially visionaries' experiences of spaciousness, of feeling part of a vast pattern, of connectedness with everybody and everything. I am grateful to Eric Stumacher, who directs the Sonad Project and the Keene Chamber Orchestra in New Hampshire, for his idea to commission a double wind quintet and for gathering the consortium to make it happen: twenty-two chamber groups, orchestras, music schools, concert series, nonprofits, and individuals. My thanks to all the commissioners for their support and trust.