Three Movements for Wind Quintet (St Clair)

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Richard St. Clair's Three Movements for Wind Quintet is a composition for wind quintet that was written between the years 1997 and 2005.

Richard Collins St. Clair is an American composer, pedagogue, poet and pianist.

Wind quintet group of five wind players

A wind quintet, also known as a woodwind quintet, is a group of five wind players. Some quintets alternatively use an English horn instead of a French horn. The term also applies to a composition for such a group.

Structure

The work is structured in three movements and takes around 11 minutes to perform:

A movement is a self-contained part of a musical composition or musical form. While individual or selected movements from a composition are sometimes performed separately, a performance of the complete work requires all the movements to be performed in succession. A movement is a section, "a major structural unit perceived as the result of the coincidence of relatively large numbers of structural phenomena".

A unit of a larger work that may stand by itself as a complete composition. Such divisions are usually self-contained. Most often the sequence of movements is arranged fast-slow-fast or in some other order that provides contrast.

  1. Introduction and Allegro (Molto Moderato - Doppio movimento - Piu mosso)
  2. Interlude: Lento
  3. Conclusion: Allegro moderato
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