Both of these pieces were published in 1899, a year after the composer's death. The Passacaille has been reissued several times, but this is the first new edition of the Aubade. Barthe wrote the Aubade for his friend Paul Taffanel, who featured it on the first concert of his Society for Wind Chamber Music in 1879.
This short (1'25") work by Emmy award-winning composer and oboist Gerald Fried was composed during his lunch break between educational concerts. Someone had stated that it was impossible to combine two well known themes in a movement . . . so Gerry decided to prove them wrong. The quintet sight-read the new piece at the first afternoon concert and Gerry watched the "expert" slink out of the hall. This is the first publication of this delightful piece, a perfect addition to educational concerts of for use as an encore.
Röntgen composed two woodwind quintets in 1928 and dedicated them both to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, the American patroness of contemporary chamber music. One of these, the Serenade, has been published before, but this edition of the Scherzo is the first time the piece has been made available. In a tribute to Mrs. Coolidge, Röntgen skillfully uses thematic material from the American national anthem in a dazzling display of counterpoint.
A MUST for the library of every woodwind quintet! This is the First Publication of the Pastorale, composed in 1925 as a portion of incidental music for a stage production. Toch expanded the instrumentation the following year and used the piece as the second movement (Idyll) of his Spiel, op 39, for wind band.