Repertoire Includes, But Not Limited To:
Bach Fugue in A Minor
Reicha Quintet Opus 88 No. 2
Mozart Divertimento in Bb
Pastorale, Gabriel Pierne
Mozart Serenade in C Minor
American in Paris, George Gershwin
Beethoven Quintet in Eb
Quintet #1, Alec Wilder
Roaring Fork, Eric Ewazen
Three Shanties, Malcom Arnold
Two Sketches, Darius Milhaud
Overture to Candide, Leonard Berstein
Pastoral, Vincent Persichetti
Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin
Walking Tune, Percy Grainger
The Pink Panther
Puttin on the Ritz
Basin Street Blues
St. Louis Blues
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Selections From Porgy and Bess
Send In The Clowns
George M. Cohan Medley
Stella By Starlight
Join us for an hour of music, stories, and theater as Quint-Essential Winds
presents a program for children of all ages.
PIECES FOR QUINTET AND NARRATOR
"The Unhappy Aardvark"
Ants and termites are his friends which creates a dilemma when he tries to find things to eat. Hear how the unhappy aardvark finds a solution to his problem with the help of a "Very Distinguished Gentleman."
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
When things start to go badly at home, a donkey decides to go to Bremen to become a town musician. On his way, he meets a hound, a cat, a rooster, and together they become an unlikely quartet. Do they make it to Bremen and have a happy ending? To find out, come listen to this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story for woodwind quintet and narrator.
"Peter and the Wolf"
This classic orchestral work by Sergei Prokofiev about a young boy who ignores the advice of his grandfather is ideally suited for woodwind quintet and narrator. Peter finds himself in an adventure with a duck, a cat, and a bird who are trying to save themselves from the clutches of a hungry wolf.
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin"
Based on the poem by Robert Browning, the people of Hamelin learn a valuable lesson about the importance of keeping your word. Our adaptation ends well for all except the rats!
"Hansel and Gretel"
The themes from the opera by Engelbert Humperdinck are masterfully orchestrated for woodwind quintet by Helen Mills. This fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm tells the story of two siblings and their scary and nearly disastrous run-in with a witch. Each instrument is highlighted at different times and the narrator tells the audience what to listen for.
"The Witch's Cat Who Lost Her Spells"
While the witch is away, the cat will play, especially when the rather clumsy, hungry, and not very dangerous dragon Hubertus lands on the doorstep. They somehow manage to accidentally free the witch's spells and have to get them back in their pouch before the witch returns. It is a story of unusual friendship building out of necessity.
Shorter pieces for quintet and narrator include five of Aesop's Fables
and Animal Ditties with short poems by Ogden Nash.
Ode to Joy Trumpet Voluntary
Die Meistersinger Overture
A Christmas Jazz Suite
Dance of the Reed Pipes
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
Deck the Halls
Frosty the Snow Man
Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer