Quadruplets (formerly "Couplets") (score & parts) - 2OB/2BSN
Composer: Weait, Christopher
Publisher: Chris Weait
Quadruplets (formerly titled "Couplets"
for double reed quartet: two oboes (or oboe and EH) and two bassoons
by Christopher Weait (b. 1939) American composer, bassoonist, and pedagogue
This short work was composed for a group of high-school-aged double reed players to rehearse with limited time and perform at a woodwind clinic. Rhythmically the parts use only quarter and eighth notes in cut time, but with a liberal scattering of rests within measures. The ranges are moderate for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons. Includes parts for oboe 1, oboe 2, English horn (instead of oboe 2), bassoon 1 and bassoon 2.