Quintet for Winds No 2 by David Maslanka. Woodwind quintet. For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon. Premiered January 31, 1987 at Weill Rectial Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City. Standard notation. Duration 20 minutes. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.WE3).
ISBN 0825856930. With Standard notation.
Written in 1986 for the Manhattan Wind Quintet, this dynamic piece in three movements encompasses several moods that range from aggressiveness to placidity and etherealness. A technically demanding piece, the first movement is filled with exciting short phrases that come together in a fugual section. The second movement is both peaceful and emotional, with a profound sense of mystery. Finally, the third movement, a chaconne, features a continuous set of variations over a brief repeated harmonic pattern. The movement ends with a chorale-like coda that summarizes the entire piece.