A tonal wind quintet in four movements
- 9 minutes
- Allegro ritmico
- Allegro risoluto
- Mesto e con parodio
This wind quintet is an elaborate reworking of four songs from Stuff and Nonsense (Op.14), dating from 1992. Humour pervades, in all its guises – from irony to parody, from sarcasm to mock-banality!
The work is essentially tonal, with elements of jazz and 'wrong-note' harmony to emphasise the humour, and it pays homage to the sardonic side of Malcolm Arnold, exponent par excellence of the lighter side of music.
Each movement is structured as a series of variations, the themes and harmony being constantly reworked on each presentation.
- This was published in May 2018 by Forton Music (FM707)