Composer
JACOB
Title
Sextet
Instrumentation
flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano
Publisher
Musica Rara
Grade
3
Product Code
31M110001070

Sextet
Composed by Gordon Jacob
Published by Musica Rara
Includes score and parts

Instrumentation:
Flute (Piccolo), Oboe (Cor Anglais), Bb Clarinet, Horn in F, and Piano

Contents:
1. Elegaic Prelude
2. Scherzo
3. Cortege
4. Minuet and Trio
5. Rondo with Epilogue

      This work was written in memory of Aubrey Brain, the great horn-player and father of the equally distinguished Dennis Brain. Very shortly after its first performance by the Dennis Brain Ensemble Dennis Brain himself was killed in a motor accident. The work can therefore be regarded as a double tribute to the memory of father and son. 
      The musical notes, A, B, E, B, A, taken from the name Aubrey Brain, are used as a thematic basis for all the movements except the Cortege, which, however, is in B flat minor and is therefore centred round the note B flat (=B in continental nomenclature), thus bringing into prominence the initial B.
- Gordon Jacob, 1962

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