Composer: Paul Harris
Catalogue no: QT111 | ISMN 979-0-708-08611-6
An exciting and evocative quintet, suitable for both professionals and amateurs, conjuring up the rhythms and movement of a colourful train journey.
This five-minute work is aimed at Grade 6-8-level players and would be an enjoyable challenge for advanced students or amateur musicians. Harris writes, 'Train Music is more an "impression" than a depiction,' but the music does have a programmatic feel, with a brief accelerando passage as the train gets going. The piece opening with a stately Maestoso section featuring the bassoon,
followed by a rhythmically-irregular Allegro Spritoso that eventually settles into &. The irregular rhythms are probably the most difficult work, and the flute in particular has some tricky legato leaps to negotiate. An energetic ensemble will relish these challenges, which, as ever with and appropriate within the musical context. Overall, the piece can be thoroughly recommended for its educational value, musical content and usefulness as a concert item.
Christopher Walters in Music Teacher Magazine
Queen's Temple Publications was founded in 1995 to make available interesting and useful wind chamber music, such as Sir Malcolm Arnold's important Wind Quintet Op. 2. Since then we have expanded to include music for piano, guitar, choral music and much more. Our publications have been selected by the major examination boards worldwide.
Our composers also include James Rae, Iain Hamilton, Charles Camilleri, Paul Harris, Timothy Bowers and many others. So if you are looking for fresh and unusual new repertoire, look no further!