Premier of my Woodwind Quintet On Reading Shakespeare,
performed by the wonderful Alterity Wind Quintet.
4 movements :
- 1. Scherzo
- “All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.”
- – Gratiano Act II Scene 6 : Merchant of Venice
- 2. Nocturne
- “Soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.”
- – Lorenzo Act V Scene 1 : Merchant of Venice
- 3. Serenade
- “Let there be no noise, my friends, unless some dull and favourable hand will whisper music to my weary spirit.”
- – King Henry IV Act IV Scene 5 : King Henry IV Part 2
- 4. Caprice
- “The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve. Lovers to bed. ‘Tis almost fairy time.”
- – Theseus Act V Scene 1 : A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Also on the program, Benoit Glazer’s terrific Flying Machine for Woodwind Quintet, whose inspiration is the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.
Come check it out!