Groove Music

Work for Woodwind Quintet

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Groove Music was written for Imani Winds as part of Mostly Modern Festival 2018. Written in rondeau form, the quintet sets up an off-kilter groove in an alternating meter while other sections of the piece interject, from a chorale with descant to a section where the voices solo over flute beatboxing. It is not a serious piece; the performers get into a groove, and so does the audience. Pay attention for a famous and funny quote near the end!

Performance History

Premiere: Arthur Zankel Hall at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (June 15, 2018)

Instrumentation

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet in Bb

Horn in F

Bassoon

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