Richard Lambert Music

Wind quintet (Op.44)

A tonal wind quintet in four movements

  1. Allegro ritmico
  2. Allegro risoluto
  3. Mesto e con parodio
  4. Vivace

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 recording of Wind quintet was produced using computer software called Sibelius: it is not a live recording.


You can view and purchase the score of Wind quintet from Forton Music.

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