About this video: Arcadia Winds is one of Australia’s most exciting young ensembles. Composers from two new worlds – the U.S.A. and Australia – are transporting wind music to thrilling new heights.
American David Maslanka understood wind instruments like few others; his final quintet is a modern masterpiece. Autumn Music, by his countrywoman Jennifer Higdon, is equally colourful, poignant and evocative. Paired with these are brand new works by two of Australian composition’s brightest new stars: Lachlan Skipworth and Sam Smith.
LACHLAN SKIPWORTH 00:00:40
Partita (in three movements) for solo clarinet – world premiere
JENNIFER HIGDON 00:08:00
SAMUEL SMITH 00:20:56
Dark Colours – world premiere
DAVID MASLANKA (1943-2017) 00:30:20
Wind Quintet No.4
II A lullaby, inward and hesitant
III Very Fast