Cotswolds Pictures - Flexible Quintet

Cotswolds Pictures - Flexible Quintet

Printed set (Score & Parts)
[Part 1] Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bb Soprano Saxophone, Bb Trumpet
[Part 2] Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, Eb Alto Saxophone
[Part 3] Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, Eb Alto Saxophone, F Horn
[Part 4] Trombone, Euphonium, Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Saxophone, F Horn
[Part 5] Tuba, Bassoon, String Bass, Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Baritone Saxophone

"Cotswolds Pictures - Flexible Quintet" describes my impressions of the Cotswolds region of England. After receiving a commission request from and premiered by Petti Riviere Ensemble (Tokyo) in 2009, I revised the work to be brass quintet.
Then I rearranged it for a flexible quintet so that it can be played by various instruments.

It consists of three parts: children playing by a creek as a family happily watches them, endless green hillocks, and a rural landscape at harvest season.

Remember to play lightly during the fast tempi, and when the song slows, those playing counter-melodies should "sing" as lyrically as possible.

(Hayato Hirose)