Three Movements for Double Wind Quintet
Composed by Allan Blank
Published by Falls House Press
Includes score and parts
2 clarinets in A
2 horns in F
About the Piece:
POLYMORPHICS (1988) was commissioned by CURRENTS, University of Richmond, Dr. Fred Cohen, Artistic Director and funded by a grant from the Virginia Commission of the Arts. The work, scored for double woodwind quintet, is in three movements. The instrumentation is for flutes 1 and 2, oboes 1 and 2, clarinets in A 1 and 2, F horns 1 and 2, and bassoons 1 and 2, with the score in C.
The title reflects a concern I had, during its composition, to invent multiple melodic formations that unfold in a rich and expressive way without losing the thrust and believability of the overall line.
Since this is not a work that pits one quintet against another, it is suggested that the seating be arranged semi-circular in groups of two for like instruments.