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Quintet -  25'

Dedicated to my friend Geraldine Green


2 flutes / 2 clarinets / piano

This was inspired through teaching ! I had decided to organize a small group of my pupils who play other instruments to get together to play for fun. The instruments were two flutes, two clarinets and a piano. They were mixed abilities, so the opening began slowly and simply. Eventually I decided to extend the piece for professional players !...... It was inspired by thoughts of Japanese lakes in spring, English bubbly spring blossom, and “open places”..... Much of it is slow and almost modal, with lyrical melodies, while there are passages of bubbling, exuberant semiquavers. It is in one movement, but falls into sections within this.