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Vignettes

By Jim Self

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Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Composed by Jim Self. Woodwind Quintet. Published by Potenza Music (P2.10037).

Item Number: P2.10037

I teach at the USC /Thornton School of Music and wanted to write a short concert piece for our excellent Scholarshjip Woodwind Quintet. The premier was on campus at the Fisher Museum of Art on March 6, 2015. The musicians were Yoon-hee Jung, Flute, Marissa Honda, Oboe, Edgar David Lopez, Clarinet, Katelyn Benedict, Horn and Jayson Heubusch, Bassoon. Vignettes (as the title implies) is comprised of several small sections in contrasting rhythms. The bassoon starts a fast intro scherzo featuring an exclamatory horn solo which is followed by an odd meter accompaniment under a clarinet solo. That slows down to a haunting 9/8 vignette where the oboe carries the solo. This feel and harmony repeats led by flute solos and is developed by contrapuntal solos in all of the instruments. The third vignette is in a slower 5/8 meter with jazz chords providing the harmonic base while all of the instruments float around the melodies. This also repeats twice in a development section. Finally parts of the fast scherzo return with a rush to a syncopated ending. Lot's of fun!

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