During 1781 and 1782, Mozart composed his wind octets (Serenade in Eb major K 375 and Serenade in C minor K 388) and the Grand Partita (K 361) for 13 winds. These are rarely performed because of their instrumentation. Composers in the classical period often wrote their works for a specific group of instrumentalists or as a commission for a wealthy patron.
The County Youth Wind Ensemble will be re-orchestrating Mozart’s octets and grand partita for the mix of instruments available.
We will also be rehearsing a series of woodwind quartets by Melanie Thorne based on folk songs and traditional tunes. These works called Made in England/Ireland/Scotland develop the tunes through a number of unusual time signatures and jazz idioms.
The saxophone trio will continue to explore the Fairer Sax arrangements.
Directed by woodwind specialist tutors, Helen Allen and Peter Noble
Venue: Cambridgeshire Music, Huntingdon
17th Nov - Performance at Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair
7th July - End of Year Performance