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A Reedtastic Christmas Medley, Op. 86, No. 1 (2017)

For Reed Quintet

Live Performance:

Matthew Harms, oboe; Joe Clark, Bb clarinet; Anne Kunkle, alto saxophone; Anjali Sivaainkaran, bass clarinet; Garrett Jones, bassoon

Duration: 4'

Instrumentation:

  • Oboe
  • Bb Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Bassoon (with low A extension)

Program Notes:

In my first semester at the University of Illinois, I helped to found the reed quintet Paradiso. When preparing for our extremely classy first concert on December 17, 2017, it seemed appropriate to have some sort of Christmas encore. However, as the reed quintet is a relatively new ensemble, there were simply none to be found. I decided to slap together an extremely classy Christmas medley to suit the needs of a mildly entertaining and relatively brief encore.