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Olympic Quintet for winds

Inspired by watching the Olypmics on TV, this piece starts out with a depiction of a hi-stakes swimming event. Premiered by Midnight Winds Woodwind Quintet, Los Angeles.

12 November 2012
Midnight Winds Woodwind Quintet, Los Angeles

Midnight Winds Woodwind Quintet, Los Angeles
Amy Tatum: flute, Jennifer Johnson: oboe, Andrew Leonard: clarinet, Allen Fogle: horn & Maciej Flis: bassoon

First, the mysterious empty pool, with anxious waves getting ready for those human interlopers. Then the swimmers get into the pool en masse. Following is a section where each different swim stroke is portrayed. Butterfly stroke, breast stroke, back crawl, front crawl and free style are all depicted. The middle section features each instrument in a more solistic fashion, and is about the feats on the uneven parallel bars and twists and turns on the trampoline. The piece ends with a recap on swimming, this time in the relay race. The five individual woodwinds in the woodwind quintet format seemed to sync with the five Olympic rings on the Olympic logo as well.
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