Repertoire

This list represents the works we have performed over the last ten years.  There are over 300 years of music available to us from the Baroque right up to the present day and we are continually adding to our list by researching new repertoire and commissioning new works. We are always happy to discuss programming and many of the less familiar composers listed below wrote in a similar vein to their better known contemporaries, for example, while there are no original works for small ensemble by Richard Strauss, music by his compatriot Karl Pilss is comparable in compositional style.

We generally try and avoid playing arrangements: many of them do not show the quintet in a good light, and with the wealth of original repertoire there will usually be something else more suitable. If a work by a particular composer is needed (for a festival or anniversary) it is surprising how many major composers have written works for a solo wind instrument (CPE or JS Bach, Britten, Stravinsky) or for solo instrument and piano. The arrangements we do perform fill a specific gap in the repertoire (the late nineteenth century is especially sparse in wind music) or are ones that we have found work particularly well in concert.

We work regularly with piano, string players and singers and so this list also includes these works we have performed.

Our repertoire includes all the ‘great’ composers (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms etc) but all of the items by more obscure composers are approachable and enjoyable for new audiences (as our reviews reveal). Please linger over highlighted titles for information about some of these lesser known works.

Wind Ensemble large and Small

Denes Agay Five Easy Dances
Malcolm Arnold Divertimento
Samuel Barber Summer Music
Luciano Berio Opus No. Zoo
Giulio Briccialdi Quintet
Frank Bridge Divertimento
Henri Brod Quintet in C op 2/3
Diana Burrell Quintet
Martin Butler Down-Hollow Winds
Elliott Carter 8 Etudes and a Fantasy
& Quintet
Bernhard Crusell Concert Trio
Jean-Michel Damase Dix-sept Variations
Franz Danzi Quintets opp 56/1, 68/3
Ferenc Farkas Antique Hungarian Dances
& Serenade
Irving Fine Partita
listen…
Jean Françaix Quatuor & Quintet no 1
J B Foerster Quintet in D major
Charles Gounod Petite Symphonie
Philip Grange Bacchus Bagatelles
Percy Grainger Lisbon & Walking Tune
John Harbison Quintet
listen…
Paul Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik
Gustav Holst Quintet in A flat
J N Hummel Octet-Partita in E flat
Jacques Ibert Trois Pièces Brèves
Leos Janácek Mládí
Gordon Jacob Quintet no 1 Serenade
André Jolivet Serenade
listen…
Joseph Jongen Concerto & Préamble et Danses
August Klughardt Quintett
Franz Krommer Partitas opp 45, 71, 76, 78, 79
Johan Kvandal Quintet
Charles Lefebvre Suite
György Ligeti Six Bagatelles
Ivor McGregor ‘Wish You Were Here’ –
(5 postcards for wind quintet)
listen…
Darius Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi René
Louis Moyse Quintet
W A Mozart Serenades in C minor K388,
E flat K375 & B flat K361
& Don Giovanni
Carl Nielsen Quintet
Jim Parker Mississippi Five
Karl Pilss Serenade
Francis Poulenc Sonata for clarinet & bassoon
Antonin Reicha Quintets opp 88/3, 88/4, 91/3
listen…
Gioachino Rossini Quartet no 6
Erwin Schulhoff Bass Nightingale &
Divertissement
Gunther Schuller Suite
Karl Stamitz Quartet in E flat
Paul Taffanel Quintet
Joseph Triebensee Menuetto con variazioni
Alfred Uhl Four Pieces
John Webb sans noir
C M von Weber Adagio and Rondo
Judith Weir Out of the Air
Alexander Zemlinsky Humoresque (Rondo)
listen…

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Arrangements Suitable for Recital

Ludwig van Beethoven Quintet op 4
listen…
& Symphonies No 1,5 & 7
Hector Berlioz Overture, Roman Carnival
Johannes Brahms Quartet in G minor op 25
Claude Debussy Petite Suite
Charles Gounod Petite Symphonie
W A Mozart Adagio in B flat, Andante in F
Serenades in E flat & C minor
Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Johann Strauss Overture, Die Fledermaus
Giuseppe Verdi Overture, The Force of Destiny

Works for Wind and Piano, and with Strings or Voice

Malcolm Arnold Trio op 6
Bela Bartok Contrasts
Ludwig van Beethoven Quintet op 16, Septet op 20
& Serenade in D op 25
Franz Berwald Septet in B flat
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet op 115
Trio in A minor op 114
Benjamin Britten Phantasy Oboe Quartet op 2
Martin Butler Dirty Beasts
J N Hummel Clarinet quartet
William Hurlstone Quintet in G minor
Gordon Jacob 3 Songs
Aram Khatchaturian Trio
Franz Krommer Bassoon quartet op 46/1
Bohuslav Martinu Sextet
Felix Mendelssohn Concertstück op 113 & 114
Olivier Messiaen Quatuor pour le fin de temps
Darius Milhaud Suite for violin, clarinet & piano
W A Mozart Quintet K452, Oboe quartet
& Clarinet quintet
Carl Nielsen Serenata in vano
Francis Poulenc Trio & Sextet
Sergey Prokofiev Quintette op 39
Camille Saint-Saens Caprice op 79
Franz Schubert The Shepherd on the Rock
& Octet in F D803
Erwin Schulhoff Concertino
Howard Skempton Lullaby
Ludwig Spohr Nonet in F op 31
R Strauss/Hasenöhrl Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!
Igor Stravinsky Suite from The Soldier’s Tale
John Webb Calm
C M von Weber Clarinet quintet op 34

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