Composer
FUCIK
Title
The Old Grumbler(ed.Stewart)(feat bsn solo)(sc&pts)
Publisher
Trillenium Music Company
Grade
3
Product Code
33T150000872
Woodwind Quintet

The piece tells a story: an old fellow, the 'grumbler', goes to his favorite bar one evening for a quiet glass or two of schnapps. He slips into a mood of reveries and reminicences, as represented by the slower lyrical passages. But to the next table come a few blades of the younger generation, who not only interrupt the peaceful ambience but actually make fun of the old fellow and his ways. a dialogue ensues: fast music alternates with slower. But the 'grumbler' shows more spirit than we might imagine. Suffice to say...he has the last word.  Features bassoon solo.

Transcribed and edited for wind quintet by Don Stewart.

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