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This is now the fourth piece of a series called "Eine kleine Tanzmusik" [A Little Dance Music], one of my first attempts at writing a Wind Quintet. The character of the instruments conveys it a certain gracefulness, which, if it were conceived for piano only, would not be so easily appreciated.
the second theme, which is slower, is a reminiscence of something we used to sing as chilrdren in post-war Germany of the early fifties of the past century, namely:
Adam ist mächtig, Adam ist groß. ein Meter sechzig und arbeitslos.
translated into English, it results as follow:
Adam is mighty, Adam is tall, one metre sixty, no job at all.
Originally it started out as a piece for marching band inspired by Indian street musicians of Mexico City, and now arraged as a wind quintet as to fit into the series "Eine kleine Tanzmusik."