Vonnegut Trilogy
Woodwind Quintet - Digital Sheet Music

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Woodwind Ensemble,Woodwind Quintet Bassoon,Clarinet,Flute,Horn,Oboe - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1404653

Composed by Terry Vosbein. 21st Century,Chamber,Classical. 102 pages. Max Frank Music #987719. Published by Max Frank Music (A0.1404653).

Experience the hauntingly beautiful Vonnegut Trilogy, a three movement suite for woodwind quintet composed to celebrate the centennial of acclaimed author Kurt Vonnegut. This captivating and thought-provoking piece captures the essence of Vonnegut's literary works through quirky arrangements and evocative melodies. Dive into the world of Vonnegut and let the music transport you to new and inspiring heights.


Composed to celebrate the 2022 centennial of the great American novelist and thinker, Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut Trilogy is the culmination of half a century of admiration for the novelist by composer, Terry Vosbein.

"Player Piano" was Vonnegut’s first published novel and serves as the fist movement to this trilogy. The music begins with the sounds of a well-oiled-machine, with carefully played melodies interacting in classical synchronicity. But throughout there are interruptions by the unrest and displeasure that surrounds the harmonious flow.

"Who Am I This Time?" is a short story from Vonnegut’s 1961 collection entitled "Welcome to the Monkey House." It is a beautiful, yet quirky, love story. This movement explores a multitude of duets, symbolizing the two main characters as they maneuver through their courtship. It is a slow dance. In one of the few literal musical depictions in this suite, the questioning final chord represents both the title, and the last line of the story.

The third movement is inspired by "Breakfast of Champions," a 1973 novel that explores a mul- titude of themes through the eyes and actions of a prosperous midwestern car salesman and an obscure science fiction writer. The music is off and running from the start with a rhythmic them that reappears and connects the various diversions.

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