Woodwind - Pethel, Stan - Friedland, Zach - Bassoon - 4
Instrumentation: Quintet Instruments: Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe
Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet and Bassoon
Drift was written for the TIMBER Reed Quintet at the Ohio State University. Upon attending rehearsals and listening to the dynamic of the group, I was fascinated with the way the five instruments blended their sound together and the vast array of timbres that could emerge from the various combinations. This sparked my vision to create a piece that would highlight these abilities. Drift makes use of rhythmic ambiguity and uses a Jazz influence to create a musical idea of drifting along.
Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Bassoon, Piano
Genre: Contemporarywith Piano; This is a contemporary work that will be a nice challenge for a High School student and a perfect recital piece for a College student. It is audience friendly and the piano accompaniment is not too difficult. Learn More
Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute
Genre: ContemporaryWritten for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon, Woodland Dawn draws inspiration from Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 "The Pastoral". The piece starts slowly with an upward moving "sunrise theme" that is passed around between the three different instruments before evolving into a faster section inspired by the famous oboe line from Beethoven's work. The music is meant to evoke a peaceful backdrop as nature awakens around you on a hike through the woods at dawn. Learn More