ANDREW GARBETT

DIVERTIMENTO (2008/rev.2010)

for Wind Quartet

 

As itís title suggests this is a light-hearted entertainment piece (in the 18th century sense), neo-classical in style, and around 8 minutes in length.†† It is in three short movements: fast-slow-fast.†† The first movement is essentially a waltz (albeit with a few slight rhythmical complications!).†† The second movement provides a restful interlude to contrast with the faster outer sections, full of grace, poise and refinement.†† The Final movement is another dance-like piece with changing meters and jazzy syncopations leading to a very upbeat conclusion.††††††

 

 

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The following programme notes may be reproduced with the following notice:

© Andrew Garbett, 2010

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