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Borodin Wind Quintet - 4

Alexander Borodin
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
7 minutes
Classical music
Wind quintet
Instrumental parts

I arranged this string quartet into a wind quintet thinking that the differing timbres of the winds might add even more color to a gorgeous work. It was a bit of a challenge coping with wind players� stubborn insistence on drawing a breath once in a while � especially in the Scherzo. (I hope I succeeded and nobody blacks out.) This work is rich in beautiful melodies, some of them made famous by the 20th century Broadway musical �Kismet�.

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