Five Pieces for Wind Instruments, Paul Burnell, composed 2002, revised 2011
1. 2:00 2. 4:00 3. 4:25 4. 2:40 5. 3:45
Total duration 17:00
It is not necessary to perform all 5 movements.
Flute (doubling Piccolo in the 1st and 5th movements) Oboe Clarinet in B flat Alto Saxophone Bass Clarinet Bassoon Trumpet in B flat Horn in F Trombone
Transposing instruments are shown transposed in the score. Sympathetic instrument doublings and/or substitutions are permissible. Unless otherwise indicated all cresc. and dim. hairpin marks move the dynamic up or down one grade.
Five Pieces for Wind Instruments was written for The Southwark Consorts of Winds - The Ancient and Modern Consort.
Each of the five movements subject familiar musical stereotypes to simple but rather strict processes.
The first movement is a march where the phrase lengths are gradually shortened. The second movement presents a simple melody imitated by other instruments. The middle movement, which is like a hinge in the overall structure, is a canon - where the imitation is between two groups. The fourth movement is a reverie with slight but systematic changes to the sustained harmony. The fifth movement is a jig or waltz where the phrase lengths are, unlike the first movement, gradually lengthened.