arranged by Tony Turrill
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Mvt. 1 Allegro molto,
Mvt. 2 Andante
Mvt. 3 Allegro vivace
Tony Turrill writes of this quintet :-
“This arrangement of a violin sonatina by Franz Schubert was prompted by two events. The first was publishing a delightful arrangement by James Breed of the same sonatina for wind octet. (also available from NorvikSheetMusic). The typesetting process embedded the melodies so firmly in my brain that I frequently awoke with the tunes singing in my head. The second event was directly related to the quintet version. Each of my grandchildren in turn was addicted to a particular children's television programme which my wife and I "enjoyed" over and over and over and and over again. They included Thomas the Tank Engine; Pingu; Postman Pat; thankfully Wallace and Grommet, and a Canadian cartoon character called Little Bear. Little Bear performed to the strains of the last movement of this sonatina, played by a wind quintet. I couldn't trace their arrangement and therefore if I wanted to play it, I had to make my own. This arrangement is therefore dedicated to three people - James Breed, Little Bear and my youngest grandson William Cook who has now just graduated from University studying music - producing rock music”.
Some liberties have been taken to fit the new instruments to the original score particularly at the beginning, where listeners will recognise the influence of the "marches militaires", and in the clarinet accompaniments of the last movement.
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