HOLST Wind Quintet in A flat Op.14
ROSSINI Sonata for Wind Quartet No.4 in B flat
PAUL PATTERSON “Lazy Lawrence” from Westerly Winds Op.84 -
for wind quintet
ARNOLD Fantasy for Bassoon Op.86
PAUL PATTERSON Comedy for Five Winds Op.14
JIM PARKER “Les Animaux” from Mississippi Five - for wind quintet
Continuing our celebration of John Parr and the bassoon, Ensemble 360 performs a concert in the spirit of Parr’s long-running Sheffield chamber music concert series - for which his wind ensemble The Combination performed - including Sir Malcolm Arnold’s virtuosic showpiece Fantasy for Bassoon.
The score of Holst’s Wind Quintet was lost for half a century, and only fully restored last year. It is written in a late-Romantic, pastoral style.
We also hear two pieces by Chesterfield-born composer Paul Patterson: the short fantasia “Lazy Lawrence”, based on a Dorset folk tune, and his humorous pastiche Comedy for Five Winds.
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We asked the Friends of Music in the Round to comment on the pieces in the May Festival that they were most looking forward to hearing. Here are some of their comments about this concert:
“Arnold fantasy for solo bassoon is a really short piece but it will be a rare treat to hear.”
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