Wind Quintet No. 2, "Birds of Guandu"


Year Authored (or revised): 


Instrumentation : 

Flute (dbl pcc), oboe, clarinet in Bb, French Horn in F, Bassoon


1. Chorale: Sunrise Invocation
2. Aviary
3. Sunset Blessing

First Performance: 

May 5, 2012, Hartford New Music Festival

Each player has a MaxMSP patch which can be run from a laptop in Runtime; this is used in the second movement, providing recordings of birdsong that each player mimic, as heard through headphones (not heard by audience). There is also a brief fixed media soundfile of birdshong that plays at the end of the third movement.

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