Composer
MILFORD
Title
Woodwind Quintet-New Mexico
Instrumentation
flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, bassoon (score and parts)
Publisher
LudwigMasters Publications
Grade
3
Product Code
33L070404001
Woodwind Quintet

Woodwind Quintet
New Mexico
Composed by Gene Milford (b. 1946)
For flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, F horn, bassoon
Duration: 7:18
Includes score and Parts

Incorporates Hispanic folksongs of New Mexico collected by John Donald Robb

The quintet is a rhapsodic setting of five melodies collected by John Donald Robb (1812-1989) from the Hispanic communities of New Mexico.  The opening measures (m. 1-18) introduce the melody Leupta, beginning a series of melodies in a light, compound meter including Al Pie de la Ladera (m. 19-60) and Mi Unico Bein (m. 62-84).  The beautiful, plaintive cancion, Palomita Que Vienes Herida (m. 94-136), provides a striking contrast.  Guanajuato is introduced at measure 141 and followerd by six variations (m. 153-252).   The work concludes with a reprise of the opening two melodies.  

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