for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn, contrabassoon
duration c. 00:05:00

Program Note:

Two Movements for Wind Quintet (2012) is a study on how far minute amounts of melodic and harmonic material can be stretched. The primary sonority of the first movement is a minor-major ninth chord. The omnipresent motive of the descending half-step is a result of the chord being revoiced so that the interval between the third and ninth of the chord changes from a minor ninth to a major seventh. This concept of “resolving” a dissonance to a lesser dissonance is present throughout the first movement. The jazz-influenced second movement features the dominant seventh sharp ninth chord, but retains melodic motives and certain harmonic passages from the first movement. The augmented scale sinuously weaves throughout both movements, and is the final tie that binds together two highly contrasting sections of music.

Performance History:

2.12.137:30pmRoseville Area High School, Roseville, MNRAHS Chamber Music Concertstudent ensemble [note: only Mvt. 2 played]
4.30.129:30pmUrness Recital Hall, St. Olaf CollegeFresh InkChappy Gibb, fl; Rosa Egge, ob; Joe Barnard, cl; Kira Seidel, hn; Linnea Pierson, cbn; Jesse Brault, cond.