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Winsome Variations (flex)

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Robert Spittal

Robert Spittal


General Info

Year: 2019 / 2020
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Robert Spittal
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $50.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Winsome Variations is a single-movement set of free variations based on a simple, winsome tune. In this piece, I hope to create a contemporary wind work that, similar to my [[Consort for Ten Winds], reflects the festive and charming character of wind music in the harmonie tradition.

The work was made possible by the following contributors to a commissioning consortium led by Bill Drury and The New England Conservatory.

This current edition is the original work for double wind quintet, but with single reed (clarinet, saxophone) substitution and flex parts for double reeds and horns.

- Program Note by publisher


Performance Notes

Additional parts allow for a variety of ensembles from 10 players to large woodwind choir.

  • B-flat parts for Oboe I-II can be played on B-flat Soprano Clarinet or Soprano Saxophone.
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone may play the Horn I-II parts.
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone (or Euphonium) may play Horn I-II and Bassoon I.
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone or B-flat Bass Clarinet may play Bassoon II.
  • Flutes and clarinets have no optional parts.


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