Quicksteps

(1990)

by John Woolrich

Description
wind octet
Duration
6
Genres
Woodwind Ensemble
Instrumentation
2 ob.Ebcl.cl.2 bsn.2 hn
Commission

Commissioned by Nicholas Daniel

First Performance
21.10.90, St Mary's Church, East Bergholt, Suffolk: Haffner Wind Ensemble
Availability

Score (fp) 0-571-55629-9 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes

'Quicksteps' is a short, rhythmic presto for pairs of oboes, clarinets (one the small, edgy Eb), bassoons and horns. The Swiss painter Paul Klee started with 'an active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk's sake.' In 'Quicksteps' I send off my eight lines on a swift sprint. 'Quicksteps' was commissioned by Nicholas Daniel. John Woolrich

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