Duration: 8 minutes
Performed by: Coreopsis Woodwind Quintet (Sarah Jane Young, flute; Galit Kaunitz, oboe; Sam Peliska, clarinet; Adam Drake; Bassoon; Beckie Chambers, horn) at Florida State University on March 7, 2014
One of the challenges of writing for woodwind quintet is that, unlike string quartets, the instruments are not homogenous, but instead offer a diverse sound world. Quintet for Woodwinds explores these differences in timbre and strives for angularity to bring out these divergences. The work is technically demanding and requires a lot of focus and energy from the performers. I am especially grateful to the members of the Coreopsis Quintet, who have championed this work and made it their own.