Do look out for this CD from the wonderful Pavlova Wind Quintet which includes – amongst all sorts of interesting repertoire – ‘a beautiful arrangement by Lisa Portus of Butterworth’s haunting ‘Banks of Green Willow” as reviewed by Meyrick Alexander in the latest edition of Double Reed News. Find out more.
Following a customer request I am extremely pleased to announce the arrival of an arrangement of Howard Blake’s wonderful Walking in the Air from the 1982 animated film The Snowman. Sure to become a wind quintet Christmas staple?!
I am delighted to publish a wonderful bassoon quartet arrangement by bassoonist Gillian Horn of Bartok’s Romanian Dances.
There are six diverse and colourful dances in the set: Jo cu bâta (Stick Dance), Brâul (Sash Dance), Pe Loc (Standing Still), Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum), Poarga Româneasca (Romanian Polka), and Maruntel (Fast Dance). Gillian’s arrangement brings out each dance’s unique character wonderfully well – a lovely collection for bassoon quartet.
Pierne’s Album pour mes petits amis captures childhood innocence in music and is reminiscent of works like Faure’s Dolly Suite. ‘Pastorale’ is already an established wind quintet, here followed by 5 more movements… Continue reading Pierne’s “Album pour mes petits amis”
Wow, this really has been a labour of love. The Planets is one of my favourite pieces of all time. My biggest arrangement yet: 50 minutes of pure planetary heaven! An arrangement for wind quintet and piano of truly epic proportions!
NEW: Saint-Saens’ The Elephant from The Carnival of the Animals for bassoon quartet. This music depicting the cumbersome, yet graceful pachyderm was an obvious contender for this grouping!
Yes, four new arrangements by the wonderful Paul Lincke! Two wind quintets, one bassoon quartet and one arrangement for wind quintet and piano. Continue reading Four arrangements of Paul Lincke’s music – Berlin’s “Johann Strauss”
Offenbach’s much-loved Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’. Surely one of the best known melodies ever written?! Here presented in a lovely arrangement for wind quintet and piano … Continue reading Offenbach’s gorgeous ‘Barcarolle’ – brand new for wind quintet & piano