Written for the clarinettist, Ed Cook, this exuberant concert piece, brimming with verve, vigour and vitality, utilises to the full the bass clarinet’s wonderfully expressive range. A welcome addition to the concert repertoire.
Written in January 1988 for Geraldine Allen and Roger Vignoles. Effective recital pieces which end with a riotous and demonic dance to the god of Mammon. Although designed to be played as a set, they also work well when performed separately.
Written for members of the Viente Ensemble and first performed by them in 1979. A youthful and light–hearted set of short pieces. Popular with wind quintets, who frequently include it in their programmes to create variety (and a breather).
This cheerful and charming confection has been played many times by the Viente Ensemble, who commissioned it in 1982. It is a useful ingredient in wind quintet programmes, since it allows two of the group to have a breather. It was first performed in Harlow on 24th February 1983.