for Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon
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Without the usual French horn, this woodwind quintet is the second movement from ARBORETUM SUITE, 2012. The material of the Suite was derived from common and botanical names of plants, primarily trees, in the University of California, Davis, arboretum. Originally intended to accompany me on a jogging route around the arboretum, specific trees were chosen as way-points along the route. The musical pitches were derived from the names of the trees and the durations were derived from the time taken to jog from one way-point to the next at a pace of 174 strides per minute. Although not specifically intended to be programmatic, the movements generally reflect some of the history and attributes of various places in the arboretum.
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