PROKOFIEV Quintet in G minor, Op.39
Performed by Huw Jones, Oboe; Irit Silver, Clarinet; Shane Chen, Violin; Nicole Greentree, Viola; Phoebe Russell, Double Bass
JOHANN ERNST ALTENBURG Concerto for Seven Trumpets and Timpani
PAUL TERRACINI Exaudi orationem nostrum J.S. BACH ARR.
LOIS DAVIDSON Fugue in G minor (Little Fugue), BWV578
Performed by Sarah Butler, Richard Madden, Paul Rawson, Trumpet; Brent Miller, Timpani; Students from Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor, Op.39 was written for a travelling ballet dance troupe.
It bears traces of the composer’s ballet, Trapèze, and is distinctly Parisian in style.
It’s not every day you get to hear a Concerto for Seven Trumpets and Timpani, and Johann Ernst Altenburg’s highly regal work will not disappoint.
Exaudi orationem nostrum is a beautiful, moving brass work by Australian composer Paul Terracini.
Finally, don’t miss Louis Davidson’s clever take on J.S. Bach’s popular Fugue in G minor (Little Fugue), BWV578.