Nick Planas

Composer and musician

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Introduction for 4 flutes and 6 bassoons (2000) / Introduction (2008)

This piece was composed as an introduction to a concert held in November 2000 in Hampton Poyle Parish Church, near Oxford. I was a member of a group of six flautists who met regularly at the home of Robert & Elisabeth Gilchrist in the noughties. One of our number is married to a bassoonist, who had his own quartet, so having agreed to do a joint charity concert, we realised we had no music to play together. This 40 second work introduced both halves of our concert, and has since been arranged for a wind group, renamed simply "Introduction"

Original scoring (2000): Piccolo, Flutes 1 to 3, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Bassoon 1 to 3, Contrabassoon

Wind Group Scoring (2008): FLUTES: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, Alto Flute, OBOES: Oboe, Cor Anglais, CLARINETS: 2 Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, SAXOPHONES: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, BRASS: Cornet in Bb, Horn in F

This recording of the original version was created using Sibelius 7 Sounds

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