Contra-Band Quintet (2008-9) low wind quintet
This piece was commissioned by Brian Mayer for his senior horn recital. The first movement is an intense rhythmic piece using many different meters, the second movement is peaceful and lyrical, and the third movement is a spoof on a montage of Doo wop-type tunes.
Premiered at Brian Mayer's senior horn recital 2/22/09 by
Janna Stauffer (bass flute), Stephanie Pieczynski (English horn), Emily Landwehr (bass clarinet), Brian Mayer (horn), and Alexis Janners (contra-bassoon)
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