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by Guy Woolfenden

duration 10 minutes

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons

 

 

I

Pastorale
 

II

Waltz
 

III

Scène et Marche
 
  Click the movement titles above for 30 second samples
 

The atmospheric Pastorale is followed by a Waltz, the main melody of which is based on 'N’aï pas iéu de mïo' from The Songs of the Auvergne. The finale, Scène et Marche is the most substantial movement and provides ample opportunities for each instrument to shine. The unmistakable Gallic slant to the melodic material and the general feeling of “joie de vivre” which characterises Suite Française no doubt betrays its origins in music researched and composed by Guy Woolfenden for two very different, but very “French” productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

There is a shortage of good music for woodwind ensemble and Woolfenden has provided us with a tuneful and well-crafted composition.

Winds Magazine

Recordings

CD DOY 042 Gallimaufry, featuring the wind music of Guy Woolfenden

Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra

conducted by the composer

 

 

 

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