Instrumentation: Woodwind Quintet
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Written for the 2012 Seasons Festival
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Continuities is a short, quirky little piece. Moments of extreme stasis are juxtaposed with flurries of activity, creating a herky-jerky push and pull of momentum. Despite the blockiness of the music, there are small lines that tie the instruments together into a unified fabric, and there are longer trajectories that bind the disjunct sections into a deeply bound whole. In particular, it is possible to trace one one important path weaving from the bassoon tones at the opening upward through the ensemble to the closing flute solo.