A Christmas Card
Composed by Gwynn Parry-Jones
For Wind Quintet
Published by Phylloscopus Publications
Includes score and parts
Scored for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in f, and bassoon
About the Music:
A Christmas Card is based on the traditional carol “We wish you a Merry Christmas”. The piece was composed as a theme and three variations, the well-known tune being decorously presented at first. In Variation 1, the tune is shared out between the instruments with comic effect. This is followed by a solemn Variation in f minor, after which the tune reverts to the major mode in Variation 3 and accelerates to the finish. There are suggestions of other tunes and styles, making this a witty and amusing addition to a Christmas Concert.