Piano sonata, K280 (arranged for woodwind quartet)

W.A. Mozart
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An arrangement for woodwind quartet of this attractive piano sonata by Mozart, transposed into B flat from the original F major. The first movement, has both attractive melodies and intricate textures, and provides some opportunities for humour in the alternation of registers, instruments, and dynamics. The second movement, is highly lyrical, with lovely sustained melodies and opportunities to display the colours that the quartet can produce, both sotto voce and forte. The third movement is a lively finale in a quick three: lots of fast passage work that moves between the instruments makes it enjoyable and rewarding to play, and the lilting second theme gives an opportunity to show the lyrical side of the woodwind instruments. In the second half there are some fiery outbursts, with sudden changes of dynamics.

Score ID
W.A. Mozart
Difficult (Grades 7+)
8 minutes
Wind quartet
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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