Two tracks from my collection of music called Sentimental Dances have now been released on a new album called Four Minutes! ✨ Distribution on Naxos and Warner Music! Thank you Iwona Glinka and Phasma-Music for making this happen ??
Sentimental Dances tells the story of two strangers who meet and develop feelings for each other, but who ultimately cannot be together. There are a range of emotions through the pieces, from excitement and affection to the melancholy and sorrow of Last Dance.
Sentimental Dances is a versatile set of pieces, which can be performed at functions, events or as part of a concert. Working well together, each movement can also be played effectively as a stand alone piece.
There are 4 movements:
1. First Encounter: Lively, fun, with curiosity and intrigue. [Recorded on Four Minutes].
2. Moonlight Waltz: Emotional and romantic closeness.
3. Time Together: Relaxed and flowing together. [Recorded on Four Minutes]
4. Last Dance: Sadness and despair as they part ways.
The album FOUR MINUTES for woodwind quartet contains 18 four-minute works, written by 18 composers from 9 countries. A woodwind quartet, sometimes casually called wind quartet, is an ensemble of four woodwind instruments, or music written for four instruments. The usual scoring is flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. The instruments in a woodwind quartet usually have different ranges that allow for rich harmonies with high and low tones. Since these four instruments are from different subgroups of the instrument family, wind quartet music has timbral variety from each instrument's resonance.
Iwona Glinka (Flute)
Konstantinos Giovanis (Oboe)
Grammenos Chalkias (Clarinet)
Ioannis Evangelatos (Bassoon)
The album is available to order and will be iTunes and Spotify soon!
Sheet music from Forton Music.