SUNDAY, February 25, 2018, 3:00 P.M.

First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Bedford, MA

KAMMERWERKE Double Wind Quintet Concert

Antonio Rosetti was a famous musician and significant composer of Harmoniemusik, the wind-band music of the late eighteenth century. He wrote extensively in Mozartís style for orchestra and smaller chamber music forces. Parthia in F is a four-movement tuneful and traditional classical work for double wind quintet and double bass.
Richard Arnell, significant English composer of the twentieth century, has left an extensive output of orchestral and chamber works, including music for films. Serenade, Op. 57 is a colorful and exuberant work for ten winds and double bass. It is humorous, melodious, and playful, with stylistic references to Stravinsky and Shostakovich.
Serenade in E Minor, the early work for strings by Sir Edward Elgar, was composed in 1892. In three movements, it is a work rich with soaring melodic invention and dance like rhythms. This arrangement for dectet and double bass is by Geoffrey Emerson.
Song writer, band arranger, composer Dean Groves has been writing music since childhood. St. Martin, named after the Caribbean island and originally conceived in 1982, was recently arranged for Kammerwerke with the addition of double bass and harp. In three parts, St. Martin impressionistically describes the waves of a peaceful cove, birds, the sound of raindrops, the sound of a parade, and a Caribbean dance.