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by Guy Woolfenden

Grade 3.5 duration 3 minutes

This short piece was written to celebrate the 60th birthday of Guy’s old friend Timothy Reynish and to thank him for his inestimable contribution to the wind band movement. They first met in the horn section of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Tim was a fine player and the passing references to Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel are intentional!

The piece can be played by a school band even if piccolo, Eb clarinet, baritone saxophone and horns 3 and 4 are unavailable.

Birthday Treat is light music scored very cleverly for the middle school band, with quirky rhythms and the odd harmonic or rhythmic twist and plenty to retain the interest of players and audience.

Winds Magazine

Birthday Treat is fresh and lively, bowling along at a great pace.

Winds Magazine




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