SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019, 7:30 P.M.

First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Bedford, MA

BRITISH BOUNTY IV
KAMMERWERKE Double Wind Quintet Concert

Ian Harrold, composer of wind ensemble music, church music, piano duets, and light orchestral music states “my aim is always to try to say something a bit new, within the limits of traditional harmonies, structures, and above all, melody.” In Three British Folksongs, he achieves this with familiar classical forms.
Stephen Dodgson, composer of chamber, orchestral, and choral music, composed Partita for Ten Wind Instruments in 1994. Its seven short movements owe its debt to traditional Windharmonie paired instruments. The work includes related marches, scherzos, and a romance.
Peter Lawrance, an active horn player in chamber music, symphony, and opera, has composed music for bands, orchestras, and youth musical theater. Cavortations is a set of four pieces that are melodious, playful, and rhythmically exciting.
Influenced by Wagner and Richard Strauss, Gustav Holst was also inspired by the folksong revival of the early 20th century. Country Song, originally composed for chamber orchestra, creates interesting variations on a simple folk tune.
Almost completely unknown in the U.S., pioneer Ruth Gipps founded and conducted a wind ensemble for women in the 1950s. Composer of several symphonies, concerti, and chamber works, Gipps wrote Seascape in 1960. It is in neo-impressionistic style featuring solo colors and effects.
Horn player Gordon Carr has written over one hundred works. Sinfonietta, composed in memory of Ruth Gipps, is tuneful, playful, humorous, and colorful. Each instrument sparkles with a unique identity.